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PAUL WELLMAN

PAUL WELLMAN THOMAS LONG

CONTENTS

volume 28, number 418, January 16-23, 2014

This Modern World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Barney Brantingham’s On the Beat . . . . 21

ST. JOE

THE WEEK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 LIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Living Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Food & Drink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

A&E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Puff the Magic Vapor (Independent Staff) ON THE COVER: Johnny De La Cruz at Santa Barbara Vapor. Photo by Paul Wellman. ABOVE: A Santa Barbara Vapor patron creates a vapor tornado.

COVER | 23 STORY

Arts Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Art Seen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Pop, Rock & Jazz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Positively State Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Arts & Entertainment Listings . . . . . . . . 50

In what felt like a never-ending battle over ownership of The Santa Barbara Independent, the paper’s angel has long been Joe Cole. When the smoke finally cleared, Cole emerged as The Indy’s new publisher, seen here alongside Editor in Chief Marianne Partridge. Cole’s held an interest in newspapers since his college days, when he entered USC as a journalism major but rapidly saw the light and switched to finance and then went to UC Hastings for a law degree. During his 32 years in S.B., he’s mixed a love of music (plays a jazzy bass guitar) and words (past president and publisher of the Santa Barbara News-Press) with the law (current solo real estate and corporate practice). “I’m pretty excited,” he said of adding The Indy to his repertoire. “I love the community; I love the paper.”

Inside the E-Cigarette Revolution

FILM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

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INDEPENDENT.COM PEDAL ON REVIEWS Howard Booth reflects on some first rides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . independent.com/bicycle Kalichstein-Loredo-Robinson Trio at the Lobero . . . . . . . independent.com/reviews

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Reviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

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news briefs LAW & DISORDER Beanie Baby tycoon Ty Warner avoided jail this week when a federal judge in Chicago placed him on probation for two years for hiding millions in a Swiss bank account. Warner, owner of the Four Seasons The Biltmore, San Ysidro Ranch, Montecito Country Club, and other area properties, will have to perform 500 hours of community service. Prosecutors urged a year of jail time, but Warner’s attorneys proposed community service, citing his charity work and unhappy childhood. Warner — worth $2.6 billion, according to Forbes — had pleaded guilty to tax evasion and promised to pay more than $16 million in back taxes and a $53 million penalty. He could have been sentenced to up to 57 months behind bars. Prosecutors said that at one point he was concealing as much as $107 million. The judge said Warner’s “public humiliation” was punishment enough and that jail was not needed. PAU L WELLM AN

ALL PRECAUTIONS: Police dispatched their Bearcat armored vehicle (above) to deal with

Nicolo Zeno Mollo Jr. (right), who barricaded himself in his Bath Street home and claimed to be armed with an AK-47 assault rifle.

‘Suicide by Cop’ Attempts Thwarted Santa Barbara resident Ronald Beltran, 39, is being held in County Jail on $500,000 bail after stabbing his older brother, then in the shower, twice in the back on January 5 and for setting his own minivan on fire a week later. Police say Beltran worried his older brother might gain possession of his van should he be sent to prison for attempted murder, and accordingly torched the vehicle. Police also indicated that Beltran acknowledged he was trying to commit “suicide by cop” at the time of his second arrest, which took place at Ortega Park. Although Beltran was carrying a knife at that time — and pantomimed as if he were armed by reaching into his waistband — officers used a Taser to take him into custody rather than shoot him. Although his most recent offense typically carries a $20,000 bail, detectives successfully sought a half-a-million-dollar bond. When city cops arrested Beltran for the stabbing — his brother sustained only superficial wounds in the attack — they asked that he be held without bail. Beltran’s lawyer successfully argued, however, that the amount be reduced to $90,000, which Beltran posted a few days later. Beltran’s marked the second high-profile instance of attempted suicide by cop in the past week. Police claim that Nicolo Zeno Mollo Jr. — also 39 — had hoped to provoke his

own demise at the hands of police when he engaged in a prolonged barricade in his home on the 800 block of Bath Street last Wednesday night after kicking his mother-in-law down a flight of concrete stairs. In that case, Mollo was eventually taken into custody after city officers managed to shoot him with a high-velocity foam projectile. Police spokesperson Sgt. Riley Harwood noted that in both instances in which nonlethal force was deployed, there were officers — “a chorus of SWAT officers” in Mollo’s case — standing by with their weapons trained on the suspects. That distinction is relevant because in recent weeks, city police have come under criticism from relatives of Brian Tacadena, who was shot to death by an officer earlier this year. In that incident, police say Tacadena was carrying a knife with a nine-inch blade and ignored repeated instructions by the sole officer then responding to citizen complaints about Tacadena. Relatives have argued the officer should have tried nonlethal means first, and an administrative complaint to that end has been filed with City Hall. Tacadena had a history of mental-health problems, criminal activity, and drug abuse, and based on one of his cell phone texts, may have been intent on committing suicide by cop, as — Nick Welsh well.

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his week was rich in nd District politics. Outside the County Courthouse on Monday, Janet Wolf — who has been at the helm of that district since 2006 — formally announced that she is running for reelection against challenger and current Goleta City Councilmember Roger Aceves. At the Goleta City Council meeting on Tuesday, a significant chunk of the discussion was devoted to a cityproposed public-relations blitz to educate FLANKED BY FANS: Supervisor Janet Wolf was residents about the city’s controversial tax- backed by area politicians on Monday during her sharing deal with the county —a suggested announcement to run for reelection. push preceded last weekend by a telephone survey assessing residents’ awareness of the deal holds and is ongoing, is polling “high-propensity ahead of the possible PR campaign. But the sur- voters” not only in Goleta city limits but also in parts of Santa Barbara and certain unincorvey also asks how people view Wolf. The survey, which aims to reach 600 house- porated regions of the county, said the city’s THE INDEPENDENT january 16, 2014

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spokesperson, Valerie Kushnerov. (Those same regions make up the nd District; whether the polled residents are going to be exclusively nd District residents remains unclear.) Kushnerov said one of the questions asks voters to say whether they have “favorable or unfavorable” impressions of a number of governmental entities, including the City of Goleta and the county, but also including Wolf. No other supervisors — such as Doreen Farr, whose rd District includes a small slice of the Good Land — are mentioned by name. Kushnerov said that the firm hired to conduct the survey came up with the questions, and city officials insisted that the survey was not political. But, to some, it’s suspect. “This so-called informational campaign is ill-timed, to say the least,” said former two-time Goleta mayor Margaret cont’d page 15 ᮣ

Penny Estes (pictured), who pleaded guilty to scamming Santa Barbara homeowners out of millions of dollars under the guise of a firm building eco-friendly and fire-resistant houses following the Tea and Jesusita fires, was sentenced to 11 years and 8 months in prison. A restitution hearing will be held at a later date. Crying and looking downward, Estes, 64, addressed her remarks to Judge John Dobroth, admitting that it was “hard to know what to say.” She deflected some of the blame to her former business partner, saying that she “took a great amount of trust” in him and that she was “not suited” for the business. To her victims — she never looked directly at them — Estes said, “I am deeply sorry that they’ve been hurt by my actions or lack of knowledge.” Before handing down his sentence, Dobroth told Estes’s attorney, “I’m not buying anything your client’s saying. She’s just a crook.” Read more at independent.com/news.

CITY The Santa Barbara Independent entered the next phase of its nearly 30-year history on 1/13, when attorney Joseph Cole was appointed by the board of directors as publisher. The move marks the end of a four-year-long legal battle between Editor in Chief Marianne Partridge and former publisher Randy Campbell, who relinquished his majority stake in the newspaper on 1/7 and was terminated from his position. A longtime Santa Barbara resident and former publisher of the Santa Barbara News-Press, Cole helped bankroll Partridge’s purchase of Campbell’s shares, which was first attempted in the fall of 2009, when Campbell tried to sell his interest to an out-of-town company. Campbell balked when


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An activist with SNAP — the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests — has complained that members of Carpinteria’s St. Joseph’s parish were not notified that sexual abuse allegations had been leveled in the past against their new pastor, Fr. Richard Martini. “The fact that parishioners were not informed is very upsetting,” declared Joelle Casteix, SNAP’s western regional director. “It’s a case of the archdiocese ‘dumping’ troublesome priests in hopes that they will not be discovered.” Martini was transferred to St. Joseph’s in November from a Santa Clarita parish to fill a void because St. Joseph’s pastor had been seriously ill and could not perform his ministerial functions for several months. Martini had been accused 10 years ago by a former student and water polo player at Our Lady Queen of Angels Seminary in Mission Hills of having molested him in 1990 and 1991. Police investigated the allegation and did not press charges. The archdiocese internal review committee reviewed the allegations and concluded they never happened. The complainant sued the archdiocese nonetheless and was one of 45 with whom the church reached a $60 million settlement. “A false accusation is a false accusation,” Martini stated. “I don’t know what else to say.” Of the settlement, he said, “For the good of real victims, some not-so-real victims have benefited.” Regardless, SNAP’s Casteix said, the onus remains on the archdiocese to be forthcoming and transparent. Waiting for parishioners to check out their new priest on the Internet, she said, does not achieve that goal. Martini had a similar experience when he was first assigned to his Santa Clarita parish in 2010. When news of his legal history broke — before he started but after he’d been appointed — the archdiocese convened a town-hall meeting to address the issue. Why didn’t that happen at St. Joseph’s? “You get to a point, and you don’t realize this stuff is following you anymore,” he said. To date, Martini said, no one from St. Joseph’s has broached the issue with him. “The good news is that parents are doing their job,” he said, “trying to safeguard their children.” — Nick Welsh

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Richard Sanford Ditches Debt hough the poster child of pinot noir in Santa Barbara County — where he realized in 1970 that the finicky-butbeloved grape variety could thrive in the Sta. Rita Hills between Buellton and Lompoc — pioneering vintner Richard Sanford has spent much of his 40-plus-year career trudging through the darker side of the wine industry, a risky world where even legends find it tough to turn a steady profit. In July 2012, he and his wife, Thekla Sanford, tried to shine the last available light into that darkness by filing for bankruptcy to save themselves and their Alma Rosa Winery. This week, thanks to Bob Zorich, a 64-year-old, Houston-based investor who graduated from UCSB in 1971 and owns a home in Santa Barbara, Alma Rosa will emerge from bankruptcy with the backing to flourish into the future, Richard will again focus on grape-growing and winemaking, and, for the first time in their adult lives, the Sanfords will be debt free. “It’s a huge relief and a great opportunity,” said Sanford, who is 73 years old, during an interview at The Santa Barbara Independent’s office on Monday. “The exciting thing about this is that I get to return to what brought me to this business in the first place: a connection with agriculture and being in nature. I have been doing more of the business part, and that’s not as interesting to me.” The deal for the vineyard, ranch, inventory, and brand, which was approved by a judge on January 10 and will be recorded this Friday, January 17, is worth about $2.5 million — enough, said Sanford, to ensure his debtors were “fully compensated” — but that number does not reflect earlier vineyards and assets sold by the Sanfords over past years to service debts. Though now an employee (and tenant on his former ranch) and no longer Alma Rosa’s owner, Sanford will remain the face of the brand and the winemaker in charge, with plans to plant more grapes at the seven-acre El Jabalí Vineyard along Santa Rosa Road. “What really clicked for us is his commitment to excellence,” said Zorich, whose landscape designer connected the two men when Zorich wanted to plant grapevines around his Santa Barbara home. “I really don’t want to do anything that’s not gonna be very, very, very good. I’m fortunate enough to be in a position where we can afford to do what we need to do to be the best we can be.” Though it’s notoriously difficult to turn a profit in winemaking, the Sanfords have endured a particularly steep series of struggles, most notably when, in 2005, they were bought out of Sanford Winery, which they founded in 1981, by the Chicago-based Terlato Wine Group. They then founded Alma Rosa Winery, but went deeper into debt by purchasing back their home ranch and vineyards at a time when the land values were the highest ever. Then came the recession of 2008, around the same time a national distributor defaulted on a major deal. “I just

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Partridge, exercising her contractual right of first refusal, offered to buy the shares at the same price. She sued over breach of contract, and a series of judges affirmed that Campbell had to sell. As publisher, Cole will manage the paper’s business operations while Partridge remains in control of the editorial side. The City of Santa Barbara is actively recruiting for a director of Community Development, a post currently held by City Planner Bettie Weiss in an acting capacity. Last week’s brief on the changes at City Hall mistakenly left Paul Casey in that job; his assistant city administrator position is now a full-time one, and Kristy Schmidt has taken over as Acting Administrative Services Director.

buy equipment for the rink and will require that the association keep the rink accessible for the public, especially children; the association will work on providing youth scholarships.

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STATE Starting in March, California offshore oil companies must report any release of fracking fluids into the ocean. This new requirement was announced by the Environmental Protection Agency last week, a couple of months after investigations by TruthOut.org and the Associated Press revealed that the practice had been used sporadically by the rigs in the Santa Barbara Channel, despite no special reviews to do so. Though calling it a step in the right direction, environmental groups are continuing their push that the practice be banned outright until further study is conducted. In related news, environmental groups delivered nearly 100,000 public comments to California’s Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources, opposing the state’s newly proposed rules for regulating fracking onshore; a protest was also held in Santa Maria 1/13. State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson and Assemblymember Das Williams will host a town-hall forum on 1/18 at 10:30 a.m. at the Franklin Elementary School cafeteria to explain how federal health-care reform will affect Californians. The enrollment period for health insurance began in October and goes through March 31. This week, Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee said nearly 500,000 Californians have already signed up. According to a Covered California spokesperson, regional data is not yet available. “We can’t lose sight of the visionary goal behind health care reform: that health care is a right, not a privilege, and that everyone should have access to the care they need,” Jackson said. Covered California representatives will also attend on Saturday to answer questions, and Spanish translation will be available. cont’d page 15 ᮣ

COUNTY Agriculture contributes nearly $3 billion to the county’s economy every year, according to a report heard Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors that examined the industry’s financial impacts. Other findings included a steep increase in the number of crops grown over the years — 200 now versus 50 in the 1940s — as well as a move from ranching to farming. The analysis also found that agriculture provided direct jobs for more than 14,000 people in 2011. Supervisors Salud Carbajal and Peter Adam agreed to study the issues further, with Carbajal interested in how the Affordable Care Act will affect the industry and Adam interested in more in-depth economic analysis. The Goleta City Council voted unanimously to give $250,000 to the Greater Santa Barbara Ice Skating Association for the planned Ice in Paradise rink in Goleta. The association has amassed approximately $6.5 million from private donations and pledges but still needs about $1 million to achieve groundbreaking. The council approved the $250,000 — which will come out of fees that developers pay to the city — in December 2011 and just finalized the terms of the grant, which is to be used only to

didn’t hit it well timing-wise,” admitted Sanford, who was once $17 million in debt, though with $32 million in Sanford Winery assets. Come July 2012, the Sanfords had no option but to file for Chapter  bankruptcy, which allowed for a reorganization of Alma Rosa rather than the shutdown liquidation of a Chapter  proceeding. Cue the “parade of characters” that offered to “help” the Sanfords and the skyrocketing lawyer fees required to process it all, and there didn’t seem to be much light at the end of the tunnel. Then came the chance conversation between Zorich and Sanford about growing grapes on the Riviera. “In the first 10 minutes, he dissuaded me from planting vines in Santa Barbara proper for a couple good reasons, so I said, ‘If I won’t have my own vines, why don’t we talk about your vines?’” recalled Zorich, who had heard about Sanford’s bankruptcy. “Eventually, we ended up getting together and came up with a plan to make it all work.” This is a personal investment for Zorich, but as founder of EnCap Investments, a private equity firm that bets billions on oil and gas projects, he’s confident it will pay off.“Everyone has warned me that I should prepare to lose quite a bit of money, yet based on what I’ve seen and the people involved in this particular situation, I feel pretty good,” said Zorich. At EnCap, he explained,“We back management teams that have a lot of experience in their business. We agree on certain strategies together, and then they go execute those strategies. That’s exactly what’s gonna happen here.” Yet he’s most interested in letting a legend shine again. “At this point in his career, Richard ought to do what he likes doing,” said Zorich. “That’s what I hope happens and that we fill in around those skills with professionals that will understand how to do the other things well.” The Sanfords hope the same. “This is really coming full circle,” said Richard, “and I can go ■ back to winemaking in our fashion.” THE INDEPENDENt 11

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Dr. Julio “Candyman” Diaz pleaded guilty on January 9 to 11 federal drug-trafficking charges, per a plea agreement he signed and filed in late November. Diaz, 65, will be sentenced in U.S. Central District Court on June 2. Under the deal, he faces 200 years in prison and $10 million in fines for 10 counts of distributing controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose and one count of distributing controlled substances to a person under 21 years old. “Mr. Diaz pled guilty because he felt it was in his interest,” said Diaz’s lawyer, Michael Guisti, who added that Diaz — previously under house arrest in Goleta — was taken into custody at a federally approved facility after he pleaded. Diaz was arrested in January 2012 on charges of overprescribing narcotics and sedatives to his patients — 11 of whom died of overdoses between 2006 and 2011 — following an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Santa Barbara Police Department, and the California Medical Board (which revoked Diaz’s license in November 2012). Authorities have alleged that many of the drugs Diaz prescribed — out of his Family Care Clinic at 510 North Milpas — were sold on the street, often leading to overdoses. Diaz originally pleaded not guilty to all of the charges against him; the remaining counts will be dismissed at sentencing, prosecutor Ann Luotto Wolf said. The 11 charges stem from Diaz’s treatment of three patients. In his agreement, Diaz admitted to doling out a combined 1,600 opiates and sedatives to two patients in late 2010, and 180 to a 20-year-old patient in 2009, and to doing so “outside the usual course of professional practice and without a legitimate medical purpose,” according to a statement from the U.S. District Central Court. Wolf declined to elaborate on whether the three patients were among the 11 who died. Diaz wasn’t specifically charged with and didn’t specifically admit to causing any deaths, the statement said. Wolf said criminal charges could possibly be brought against Diaz for the 11 fatal overdoses but that those charges wouldn’t be in the federal indictment. District Attorney Joyce Dudley said that no reports were sent to her office and that there is no investi— Lyz Hoffman gation underway.

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Lanie Richardson, the driver in a 2012 “car surfing” tragedy that killed one woman and injured another on East Valley Road, was sentenced January 9 to 14 years in prison. In September, Richardson, 30, accepted a plea deal, under which an original charge of seconddegree murder — for the death of 26-year-old Allison Meadows — was dismissed and Richardson pleaded no contest to felony gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and misdemeanor driving on a suspended license for a prior DUI conviction. As part of the agreement, Richardson also admitted to the special allegation of inflicting great bodily injury to the surviving woman, Lindsay Keebler, and to having a prior felony conviction on Lanie Richardson his record. Richardson’s sentencing hearing was heavily attended, with Meadows’s family and friends there, as well as District Attorney Joyce Dudley and several lawyers from her office. The courtroom was silent as photos of Meadows throughout her life were shown in a video. A statement from Meadows’s mother, Lynn Rivera, was then read by Deputy District Attorney Von Nguyen, who handled the case. “I have had my heart and soul mutilated,” Rivera wrote. “Our family gatherings will never be complete again,” she continued, saying that Meadows’s loved ones miss her “humor, smiles, and hopefulness.” Rivera’s statement ended with remarks for Richardson, saying that Meadows’s loved ones hope that “the other parties involved change the course of their lives.” Richardson spoke briefly, directing his comments to Meadows’s family. “I am truly sorry for what happened during this tragedy,” he said. “I hope they accept that.” On the morning of June 6, 2012, after a night of reported drinking and cocaine use, Richardson, Meadows, Keebler, and passenger Connor Clowers decided to go “car surfing” — sitting atop the hood of a car as it travels at high speeds — on East Valley Road, where there is a bump known to provide passengers with the sensation of riding a rollercoaster. Richardson drove over the bump at 70-92 miles per hour, causing the women to fly off the car in different directions. Meadows skidded more than 200 feet and died of head injuries at the scene. After the incident, Richardson and Clowers lied to police about their role in what happened, saying that they were Good Samaritans who hap— Lyz Hoffman pened upon the two women.


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lgebra will soon be a course title absent from Santa Barbara Unified School District catalogs. Students will still find the slope of a line using y = mx + b, but Tuesday’s school board meeting marked the first official transition toward integrated courses that weave algebra, geometry, functions, statistics, and probability into a yearlong high school math class, getting rid of traditional courses titles like Algebra , Geometry, and Algebra . The State Board of Education finalized the framework for Common Core State Standards in November and gave districts the freedom to choose math course sequence, pathways, and rollout plan. Whether they choose the traditional or integrated model, all districts will have to realign their math courses with the new standards, which emphasize concepts over procedure and focus more on context and application and less on isolated skill manipulation. Preliminary data indicates half of the districts in the state have chosen a traditional model and half have chosen the integrated one. Nearby districts, including Santa Ynez and Ventura, have opted for the integrated model. “The expectations and the testing is the same no matter which pathway you use to get there,” said Ellen Barger, director of curriculum and instruction at the Santa Barbara County Education Office. At S.B. Unified, teachers on special assignment Craig Schneider and Janet Hollister — both longtime math teachers — have spent more than a year researching the new expectations for math curriculum mandated by the state standards. At a special board meeting last month, Schneider explained to boardmembers that in the past when a student answered a problem correctly, he was unsure if they were able to correctly write a mathematical equation. Now, there will be “no guessing,” and students will be assessed on their ability to take answers and “work backward.” Longtime and now retired math teacher Jerry Chui — who now works part-time for College Preparatory Mathematics, a nonprofit publishing company — explained that standards, teaching practices, and assessment all come into play with Common Core. “As I look at Santa Barbara, they are buying into the complete package,” Chui said, explaining that many districts are focusing only on assessment. But he said the technology side of the Common Core — level of equipment, proficiency of teachers, and access — could

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pose problems for the district. The new test Smarter Balanced — which will trial this spring and be fully implemented the next school year — will have both online and on-paper components. Educators hope this new test will provide students and teachers with a better, more-thorough assessment. “The strongest hold for the teachers is to prevent ‘teaching to the test,’” Chui said, explaining multiple-choice exams facilitate that instructional method. “Common Core is basically getting used to a new system of delivery,” Chui said. “It’s just a big change.” Hollister explained that the shift to the integrated model may be easier for senior teachers than for teachers who began teaching after 1997 because a reform math movement similar to the Common Core popped up in the 1980s and 1990s but failed to materialize. “The ’97 standards assessment test became a very overbearing thermometer of success, and maybe schools lost sight and a passion for learning,” Boardmember Gayle Eidelson said. At Tuesday’s board meeting, a couple of parents took to the podium to praise Hollister and Schneider’s hard work, but also called on the entire district to make sure higherachieving students are still challenged in their math classes. “A lot of parents are used to the traditional system,” Chui said, adding that some kids struggle with this different approach to mathematics, which has led people nationwide to be skeptical of the Common Core. But, Barger said, “the Common Core does not tell teachers how to teach,” explaining that people who claim to be “anti-Common Core” are actually opposed to the way their particular state or district has adopted it. “Change is difficult,” she added. “Teachers are going to have to relearn.” What’s still to be determined for S.B. Unified — and was discussed during the conference portion on Tuesday — is which courses will ultimately be implemented. The board is expected to vote on that in two weeks when Hollister and Schneider return to the board with course descriptions and pathways. Current high school and junior high school students in accelerated math courses will continue in the traditional sequence. The 1,500 students entering 7th grade next year are the ones who will experience the most change as the program is rolled out over the next several years. “It’s a pretty picture,” Hollister said referring to a rainbow-colored graph. “It’s a lot of work.”

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News of theWeek news briefs cont’d from page 11 EDUCATION Santa Barbara Unified School District approved a $700,000 iPad Air purchase at Tuesday’s board meeting. Discussed at great length over the past several months, boardmembers gave district administrators the go-ahead to officially begin the one-to-one pilot program. Third through 6th graders at Washington, Adams, and Franklin elementary schools and 11th graders at La Cuesta High School will receive iPads and cases next month. The district is fronting the bill with the Common Core State Implementation Funds but is expecting most of the families to lease-to-buy the devices for about $20 a month for the next three years (based on results from parent surveys). Several boardmembers voiced concerns about the shelf life of the devices and logistics of the multiyear rollout, but all approved the purchase and conceded responsibility to the district. Filmmaker Harvey Hubbell will present his independent film Dislecksia: The Movie at 7 p.m. Friday at Santa Barbara High School. In the informative and engaging movie, Hubbell — a dyslexic himself — interviews a slew of success-

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SPORTS With the surf and weather forecasts properly aligned, the fabled Rincon Classic surf contest will be held this Saturday-Sunday, January 18-19, at the world-famous break, marking the first time since 2009 that the event will be held on its first waiting weekend. This year marks the 31st annual Rincon Classic, which features exclusively surf sliders of all ages from the Santa Barbara area and is free for the public to watch, with heats starting in the early morning each day and running until sunset and an awards ceremony and party on Sunday night at the S.B. Maritime Museum. See rinconclassic .com. ■

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cont’d from page 10 that the survey would serve to gauge residents’ take on the agreement and that the proposed PR campaign, including sending out mailers, could inspire residents to “take up this cause.” Aceves, who launched his supervisorial campaign in September, said that the issue has been on his “bucket list” for quite some time and that it “has nothing to do with the fact that I’m running against Janet Wolf.” He also said that he, along with Councilmembers Paula Perotte and Ed Easton (both supported Wolf on Monday), had no say in the questions asked. Mayor Michael Bennett (who has also endorsed Wolf) and Councilmember Jim Farr (who has made axing the RNA his chief goal) were the two councilmembers overseeing the survey. They said separately that they didn’t write the questions, but said that mentioning Wolf, however nonpolitical the intentions were, made sense. City Attorney Tim Giles said he didn’t see an issue with including Wolf in the survey. “I don’t know that it’s political so much as an information-gathering tool,” he said. Some critics took issue with the cost of the survey — $30,000 — and of the possible public information campaign, which was projected at around $60,000. In his report to the council, Singer, citing the millions the city gives away each year, said that the “investment in an education campaign of these expenses may prove worthwhile.” In response to Goleta’s efforts, the county CEO’s office published a frequently-askedquestions page on the county website, stating that this fiscal year, the county lost nearly $3 million under the deal, as the cost of services it provided to the city exceeded the amount of taxes shared. Wolf said she supports further talks on the issue. “I will never close the door on negotiations, but they do have to be done in true good faith and certainly not with this political gamesmanship and threats.” Aceves and Wolf ■ will square off in the June 3 primary. january 16, 2014

Connell, who spoke out against the survey and suggested PR campaign at Tuesday’s meeting, saying she was one of the people called. Connell, who was one of the key figures in getting Goleta to cityhood, continued: “Regardless of the intention behind this project, it is absolutely critical that you avoid even the appearance of impropriety, and right now, it doesn’t look too good.” Wolf agreed. “Whatever they say, it’s obviously political,” she said. “I’m not the only supervisor in the county or in the city.” Although the council ultimately postponed a final decision on the proposed blitz until the survey results are available, the city’s issue with its tax-sharing deal — the Revenue Neutrality Agreement (RNA) — continues. For the first 10 years under the deal, approved by voters in 2001 alongside a vote for the City of Goleta’s incorporation, the city split its property-tax and sales-tax revenues with the county 50/50, with the county also netting 40 percent of the city’s bed-tax revenues. As of this fiscal year, per the agreement, the city is no longer forking over its bed-tax revenues and is contributing less sales tax and the same amount of property tax. But the RNA remains unpopular with city officials. That first decade of the RNA — which comes from a state law passed in 1993 to initiate such agreements, meant to ensure that counties don’t suddenly lose money for countywide services when a city incorporates — provided the county with more than $80 million. And unlike every other RNA in California, Goleta’s, without the county’s go-ahead, will live on forever. Opponents of the deal have called it unfair to permanently ask the city — whose budget hovers around $20 million — to contribute millions of dollars every year to the county, which has a budget of approximately $850 million. Negotiations with the county in years past, as well as ones last fall, went nowhere, City Manager Dan Singer said Tuesday. He said

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Opinions I’m biased. I’ve never been a big fan of plans to widen the freeway. It’s always seemed insane to spend half-a-billion dollars to widen an eightmile stretch of road to spare 13,000 Venturans the hell of rush-hour gridlock as they go to and from jobs in Santa Barbara. I figured the money could be better spent on expanded bus service, commuter rail, and a host of other alternative transit holy grails that seem utopian only here. Cars, I acknowledge, are amazing creatures. But should we bet the farm to perpetuate our reliance on them when we need to do precisely the opposite? Most people, I admit, see it otherwise. In 2008, county voters overwhelmingly approved Measure A — by nearly 80 percent — the half-cent sales tax that would fund a vast array of transportation projects over the next 30 years. Everyone agreed at the time — or pretended to — that the single top priority was widening the freeway between Montecito and Ventura. Ever since, however, we’ve been fighting like cats and dogs over what will and will not be included in this project. One week before Christmas, Malcolm Dougherty — the reigning Pope of Caltrans — announced he’d grown weary of our incessant bickering and issued a throw-down letter to the elected officials of Santa Barbara County. We need to move forward, he decreed. You’re either with us or against us. Dougherty put the voting members of the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) on notice he needed HONK IF YOU LOVE CALTRANS: I confess

Car Chasing Dogs a statement of consensus. Implicit in this letter was the threat Catrans will take its ball and go home if we don’t oblige, leaving Santa Barbara motorists stranded in perpetual Carmageddon. As a rule, when I find myself admonished to shit or get off the pot, I arm myself with reading material and prepare to hunker down in the bathroom. I suggest the voting members of SBCAG do the same at their meeting on the freeway widening this week. At the very least, I’d suggest they demand an eyes-wide-open environmental impact report (EIR) instead of the heavily airbrushed document they’ve been given. The draft report devotes barely half of a sentence vaguely alluding to the fact that the extra traffic carried by the widened freeway will cause additional — that’s more, not less — congestion once it hits the City of Santa Barbara, exacerbating traffic problems near the Mission and Las Positas interchanges, and prompting motorists to seek refuge by taking to city streets. That means the streets of the city’s Eastside could soon be crawling with additional traffic by drivers seeking shortcuts through the neighborhood. Caltrans, it turns out, spent $200,000 studying this issue, but buried the detailed results in an appendix no one will ever see. City traffic planners have been demanding the draft analysis be recirculated to highlight this information, but Dougherty — in his Christmas bombshell — politely told them to pound sand. And for the record, Caltrans planners note the congestion problems City Hall complains of

angry poodle barbecue material a detailed explanation of just how we’re going to pay for the freeway widening and what the hidden implications of this information are. When voters approved Measure A back in 2008, they approved spending $140 million to widen the freeway. The next year, the SBCAG board voted to spend $135 million of the gas-tax revenues it received over the next 30 years on the freeway widening, as well. Because of that diversion of funds, a whole lot of other projects that used to get funding will now have to do without. Those gas taxes can’t be used for just anything. But in the City of S.B., they were used to build the new Loma Alta sidewalk, one of the best public works projects in eons. They were also used to resurface upper Chapala Street with new quieter rubberized asphalt. Likewise, the bike lane on Mission Street and the new sidewalks on Cabrillo Hill. And if the roundabout proposed for Cliff Drive and Las Positas is ever built, it will be thanks to $750,000 from these gas-tax revenues. Maybe 79 percent of the voters still think the freeway widening should trump everything else. But when they approved Measure A, these details were not available. When you’re signing on the bottom line for half-abillion bucks, it’s a good idea to know what congestion relief you can expect it will — and will not — buy. And you should understand what sacrifices will be necessary to pay for it. If that takes a little extra time, then Malcolm Dougherty can wait. But what else do you expect me to say? Clearly, I’m biased. — Nick Welsh

would be even worse if the freeway were not widened. Personally, I’d like the environmental report expanded to include as part of the project the widening of the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge by the bird refuge and a roundabout by Olive Mill Road. Without the bridge widening, in particular, traffic will back up along Cabrillo Boulevard from here to kingdom come with angry motorists trying to inch their way onto the freeway. Caltrans and SBCAG staff argue if we expand the project description at this late date, we’re opening a Pandora ’s Box that will delay construction into the next millennium and burden the project with unsupportable costs. They point out there are at least 10 other ancillary projects — weighing in at $110 million — for which the same claims could be made. It’s a legitimate concern, but only sort of. The Union Pacific bridge, in particular, is special. Back in September 2007, Caltrans and SBCAG staff appeared before the Santa Barbara City Council and absolutely promised they’d see to it that the bridge widening took place. That was back when Caltrans was about to start the first phase of the freeway widening — known as the 101 “improvements.” The bridge work was a condition City Hall insisted upon in exchange for approving that project. For a host of reasons, it never happened. It was nobody’s fault. But you can understand why “trust me” assurances from Dougherty aren’t flying at City Hall. Lastly, I’d include in my bathroom reading

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To submit obituaries for publication, please call () - nia, along with four other early convent members. is was first of five India pilgrimages that Baradaprana would make. With every pilgrimage she brought back numerous transcriptions of Indian devotional songs, which have been widely used ever since. Baradaprana also studied ritualistic worship (puja), which she taught to several generations of nuns that followed her. She performed the temple pujas for five decades, maintaining and training others in a tradition that she loved until she was well into her seventies. In  Barada took final monastic vows (sannyasa) and became Pravrajika Baradaprana, one of the first Western women to take formal Hindu monastic vows in the Ramakrishna Order of India. Baradaprana’s life was infused with love for God, which she conveyed through her music, her worship, her love for her family, monastic and lay, her friends, pets and garden. Even as her memory failed her in later years, her natural sweetness and thoughtfulness continued to touch everyone who encountered her. She remained gracious and affectionate to all that met her. Her last year was made much more comfortable by the loving care of the staff at Gracious Living, and prior to that, to those at the Friendship Center. We are deeply grateful to them all. Baradaprana’s memorial will be January th at : am at the Vedanta Temple. e memorial music was composed by Baradaprana, and the memorial songs have been performed hundreds of times. ey will continue to enrich our lives for many, many years to come.

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Baradaprana was born Doris Ludwig in Los Angeles in . She was born with an innate musical talent, which she used and enjoyed her entire life. She began piano at the age of five and soon progressed to violin, organ, voice, harmonium and tabla. Her exquisite and original musical compositions were her greatest gi and are widely performed in Vedanta Societies throughout the country. While still a teenager, Doris discovered e Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna at the Los Angeles Public Library and that discovery changed her life. When she turned , she became one of the original nuns of the Vedanta Society, joining its convent in Hollywood in . She moved to the Santa Barbara convent in  and remained in Santa Barbara the rest of her life. In  she took first monastic vows and became Brahmacharini Barada.“Barada” in Sanskrit means “giver of blessings,” and those who knew her will attest to how well named she was. at same year, Barada visited India with Swami Prabhavananda, the founder of the Vedanta Society of Southern Califor-

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Brooks Caddell Barton, of Ojai, died peacefully on December , , one day a er his th birthday. He was born in Boston, MA on December ,  to Richard Barton and Patricia Caddell McComb. He received a bachelor’s degree from American University with an emphasis in International Relations. At  he was commissioned in the US Army as a Military Intelligence Officer. He held several command, collection and analysis positions as well as liaison post with the Turkish General Staff. In , he received a Masters in Business Administration from USC. By age , he was the Managing Publisher of e Hollywood Reporter, and by age , Vice President of Home Savings of America. He married Francoise Park in . At age , Brooks became First Vice President of Coldwell Banker International Real Estate. In the ’s Brooks radically changed his life and le the corporate world to become a shaman and spiritual teacher. He taught throughout the United States and the world. He purchased Matilija

Hot Springs Park in Ojai, CA and converted it to a spiritual retreat center. Over the course of his stewardship of Matilija, he transformed this sacred site back to its original purity. A group of Chumash elders visited him and performed a sacred ceremony honoring him for healing the land. He married Alison Greene-Barton in . A er /, Brooks saw the need for society to change rapidly in alignment with the Earth and her evolution. He started a school called Art of God that integrated his business, shamanic and spiritual orientations. Brooks helped to influence and change the lives of many people. Brooks is survived by his wife, Alison Greene-Barton; his siblings, Hilary Pease; Anthony Barton; and Travis Kranz; his children, Riven Barton and Rohan Greene-Barton; his stepdaughters, Hilary Doubleday; Leslie Lundgren; and Ashleigh Johnston-Barton; his grandson, Druien Mattoon; and his chocolate lab, Coco Chanel. A memorial and reception will be held at Meditation Mount,  Reeves Rd. in Ojai, CA at  pm on Saturday, February st Overflow parking and shuttle will be available at Boccali’s restaurant  E Ojai Ave. Please RSVP to carrie@artofgod. org or -- For more information, please visit www.artofgod.org.

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the night sky. His wit, humor and knowledge of airplanes and World War II were always the source of a great conversation with Bill. Bill is survived by his wife, Kathleen Crean Wagner, his canine companion, Luc/Boy, daughters Diana (Connie Arevalo)Wagner and Kimberly Wagner, his first wife Barbara, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister. Bill will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A celebration of Bill’s wonderful life will be held at Lookout Park in Summerland, Ca on Saturday January ,  at  noon to share stories, memories and the love we had for him.

Micah David McCabe // – //

William “Bill” L. Wagner // – //

Death Notices ALMARAZ, Araceli, , died at her home in Goleta, CA on December , , a er a valiant fight against cancer. e Funeral Mass was held on Friday, January , , at St. Mark’s Church in Isla Vista. Arrangements entrusted to Pueblo del Rey Funeral Services () - SHOOP, Treva Lee; of Carpinteria; died January ,  (Born: //); age . Visitation; Friday, January th, noon to pm at the Welch-Ryce-Haider Santa Barbara Chapel. Graveside service; Saturday, January CORONA, Martha Estela; of Santa Barbara; th, am at Carpinteria Cemetery. Arrangedied January , ; she was . January , ments by Welch-Ryce-Haider -.  the visitation will start at am to pm at ASTORGA DIAZ, Raul, , of Santa Bar- the downtown chapel of Welch-Ryce-Haider STALLINGS, Robert W.; of Santa Barbara; bara, died at Cottage Hospital on December with the Vigil/Rosary at pm. Wednesday died January ,  (Born: //); he , . e Funeral Mass was held on Janu- January , ; Funeral Mass at Holy Cross was . Graveside service; Friday, January ary , , at Holy Cross Church. Interment Catholic Church at am. Interment at Cal- th, am at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangetook place at Goleta Cemetery. Arrangements vary Cemetery. Arrangements with Welch- ments by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. entrusted to Pueblo del Rey Funeral Services Ryce-Haider -. () -. THORNBURGH, Genevieve Manset; ESPINOSA, Gloria M.; of Santa Barbara; of Carpinteria; died January ,  (Born BECERRA, Salvador, , died at Buena Vista died January , ; she was . Visita- //); she was . Private Services. Care Center on January , . e Rosary tion - ursday, January , : - : pm Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Service will be held on ursday, January at Welch-Ryce-Haider downtown Chapel. -. , , : pm, at Our Lady of Sorrows Rosary - ursday, January , : pm at Church. e Funeral Mass will be celebrated Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Mass - Friday, WIDLING, Art; of Santa Barbara; died on Friday, January , : am, also at OLS. January , : am at Our Lady of Sorrows January ,  (Born //); he was Interment will take place in Tototlan, Jalisco, Church. Private interment. Arrangements by . Memorial Service; Sunday, January th, Mexico. Arrangements entrusted to Pueblo Welch-Ryce-Haider -. : pm at the Welch-Ryce-Haider Santa Bardel Rey Funeral Services () - bara Chapel. Arrangements by Welch-RycePOWELL, Alma Marie Powell; of Santa Bar- Haider -. BUENIK, Jeanne N.; of Santa Barbara; died bara; died January , ; she was . Friday, December , ; she was . Memorial January ,  the visitation will start at ZILIOTTO, Valentino; of Santa Barbara; Service - Saturday, January , : am at am with the Funeral Service at  noon at died January ,  (Born //); he Santa Barbara Community Church. Arrange- the downtown chapel of Welch-Ryce-Haider. was . Services pending. Arrangements by ments by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. Interment at Goleta Cemetery. Arrangements Welch-Ryce-Haider -. by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. 20 THE INDEPENDENT january 16, 2014

BURNS, Eugene A., , of Carpinteria, died on January , . Interment will take place at Carpinteria Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Pueblo del Rey Funeral Services () -.

William ”Bill” L. Wagner ,, died peacefully at home in Summerland, CA on December ,  with his loving wife and companion of  years, Kathleen, his daughter Diana, daughter-in-law Connie, niece Shannon and close friends by his side. Bill was born in Denver, Colorado on May , . He entered the US army in August of  where he proudly earned his paratrooper wings with the nd Airborne Division. A er an honorable discharge in August of  he worked in Nevada at the nuclear test site. A er leaving Nevada he moved to San Diego, Ca and then on to Santa Barbara, Ca where he worked in the printing business for many years before retiring. A er his retirement Bill enjoyed sports, camping and traveling with his wife and canine companions. Bill loved the outdoors especially

Micah was born on August , , and died unexpectedly the morning of December , , when his big, loving heart gave out in his sleep. Born in Kahuku, Hawaii, he was the beloved son of Lynn Alonso of Santa Barbara and Michael McCabe of Rancho Mirage. A graduate of San Marcos High School, throughout his life Micah was able to pursue his passion for music. He was an Artist Manager at Hellafyde Records, which allowed him to travel extensively (one of his favorite places being Japan). Micah is survived by his parents, his “little sissy” Rachel Alonso, Gertrude the dog, and many loving friends and family. Please join us in celebration of Micah’s life on Saturday, January th, from  to  pm at the Moose Lodge ( West Victoria). For more information and/or to make a financial contribution in Micah’s honor, email rachel.m.alonso@ gmail.com


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onto Old Coast Highway, then head down narrow, winding Alisal Road, these days you’ll find dry fields where normally you’re greeted by the green hills of the Santa Ynez Valley. And as you drive north past the vast Alisal Ranch, through Solvang and farther north into the valley, signs of the deepening drought only get worse. Cattle ranchers are hurting, some opting to sell off livestock rather than absorb the high cost of buying feed. Others are hanging in there. But it’s nothing like the catastrophic drought of 1862-65 that killed off thousands of longhorns, destroyed Santa Barbara County’s cattle industry, impoverished the old Mexican landgrant families, and hastened the end of the “Days of the Dons.” The overly romanticized “Old Spanish Days” saw the breakup of the immense land grants and a takeover by the influx of Yankees after California became a state. Oddly, the drought was preceded by torrential rains in the winter of 1861-62, bringing disastrous floods that washed soil down from the mountains, depositing 14 feet of dirt on Goleta Valley, destroying crops and wiping out Goleta’s potential port. It is said that one storm lasted over a month, flooding farmlands with more than 50 inches of rain. Spring brought a rich growth of grass to fatten Santa Barbara County’s estimated herds of

up to 250,000 head of beef on the hoof. Wealth of the ranchero families depended in large part on the prosperous hide and tallow trade. But then Mother Nature reversed gears with three years of drought that left the land parched and the cattle thirsty. Life-giving creeks dried up. Cattle began dying off or were butchered. As desperate California ranchers thinned their herds, prices plummeted. “Centuries-old oak trees were chopped down so the cattle could eat the leaves that were otherwise out of reach,” local historian Walker (“TwoGun”) Tompkins wrote in It Happened in Old Santa Barbara. “Great matanzas, or slaughters, were held at Miramar Beach, so as to salvage the cowhides and let the carcasses drift out to sea for the sharks and gulls to scavenge. The giant condors and buzzards of the back-country peaks waxed fat, feasting on carrion. “By year’s end, 1864, only 5,000 cattle remained alive in Santa Barbara County; the remaining 245,000 had died of starvation and thirst, or had been butchered.” To make matters worse, a smallpox plague spread through the state. Unable to pay their taxes, ranchers who had managed to prove ownership after the U.S. takeover of California lost their land. By the time rains returned, California’s cattle industry was ruined. Herds were down by an average of 45 percent and by more than

70 percent in Los Angeles County, according to the L.A. Times. “Waiting in the wings were opportunistic Yankee speculators, who swooped down on the impoverished cattle ranches up for taxes,” Tompkins wrote. “The entire Lompoc Valley, for example, some of the richest agricultural land in the world, went to the More Brothers of Ohio, for $1.25 an acre.” But they, in RANCHO DAYS: The current rainless state reminds of 1862-65, when a drought caused catastrophic losses. Here, turn, soon lost the land. “The vast Jesus Maria Rancho, cowboys in Santa Ynez continue the traditional work. now Vandenberg Air Force Base, was sold by its Mexican grantee their pants, and affairs galore? Last year, Circle for a silver saddle and two silk dresses for his Bar B Ranch Dinner Theatre staged the loony womenfolk.” Noises Off to rave reviews. It was pretty zany, Today, about 37,500 cattle roam the range in so I loved it. Now Ventura’s Rubicon Theatre Santa Barbara County, according to the county is putting it on, January 29 - February 23, and Ag Commissioner’s office, and ranch families Santa Barbara City College Theatre Group will hold spring brandings I’ve been lucky enough also romp through it, March 7-22. I’ll see both to watch. Traditions have changed little over the versions, of course. Why not? past century. Cowhands rope wide-eyed young animals, holding them down as irons heat in NEW VIC: Over at the splendid New Victoria wood fires, ready to sear brands into their hides. Theatre, Ensemble Theatre forges ahead in its It’s an age-old Western scene of bellowing handsome new digs with Good People, a romancattle, smoke, smells, snorting horses, and sweat- tic-comic tale of two Boston neighborhoods (on ing cowboys. the boards Feb. 6-23). Then there’s Murder at the Waterfront, a mystery served up at Chuck’s LAFF RIOT: What’s life without one of those Waterfront Grill along with a three-course dinEnglish farces, complete with slamming doors, ner. Craziness is promised (Wed., Jan. 22. $68. women wearing almost nothing, guys dropping Call 564-1200). — Barney Brantingham

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S.B. Vaping Business, Health, and Law of the downsides of traditional tobacco products. But the trendy technology is so new, so untested and unproven, that state and local laws have struggled to keep up, and health officials remain skeptical of the purported benefits. What follows is an in-depth look at how Santa Barbara thinks, feels, and deals with e-cigarettes, and where shifting opinion and pending regulation may be headed.

lectronic cigarettes are so hot right now. Everyone from moms to teens to Leonardo DiCaprio — seen puffing on one at the Golden Globes on Sunday — is buying up the handheld vaporizers, and they’ve undeniably ushered in a brave new world of nicotine delivery. Their makers and owners claim they help smokers quit, are easier on the lungs, and do away with many

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hether you’re a nicotine addict, curious consumer, or “cloud chaser,” your options for buying cheapie, disposable e-cigarettes all the way up to high-end “vape pens” are roughly limited to three types of stores. Santa Barbara has them all, and is quickly getting more. Last week, Thousand Oaks–based Vapor Connection opened in Isla Vista, and a handful of other businesses have cropped up between Carpinteria and Goleta in just the past few months. The fast-paced growth, like many a South Coast trend, has origins in Los Angeles, where small retailers and major wholesalers alike are digging deeper into SoCal’s economy and culture. While every Santa Barbara area store is different — selling various brands and qualities of merchandise with fluctuating levels of expertise and accountability — they all exist within a regulatory loophole since city, county, and state business permit codes have yet to catch up with e-cigarette technology. Unlike traditional smoke shops and corner stores, these locations don’t need to apply for tobacco-retailer licenses since they don’t dispense the nicotine-laden leaf. And the nicotine they do sell — liquefied and mixed within the flavored solution that all of the devices contain — isn’t yet specified in bylaws. Some stores, for the sake of transparency, get a tobacco permit on top of their normal business license. Others don’t. Some landlords allow employees and customers to vape inside their buildings. Others don’t. Some neighbors welcome the merchants and their clientele. Others don’t. Regardless, e-cigarette vendors enjoy an existence that’s by and large free from government regulation, but they’re under no illusion this new Wild West of retail will last forever.

GRAB BAG: E-cigarettes come in many different shapes, sizes, strengths, and flavors. Falah Maayah at Presidio Market holds one made to look and feel like a hookah handle.

Along for the Ride Sam Maida, owner of Presidio Market on Santa Barbara Street, is one such realist, and his shop represents the first category of e-cig establishment: the corner store that’s jumped on the vape craze bandwagon and hawks a myriad of inexpensive, mostly single-use devices as well as a few mid-range rechargeables. (Disposable versions, which typically go for around $10, deliver the same amount of “puffs” as two packs of regular cigarettes. Rechargeables, which can be refilled with the flavored nicotine solution, a k a “juice,” usually cost between $20-$30.) Maida said he’s waiting for the other shoe to drop, for a new

tax to be levied on the handheld vaporizers, but in the meantime, he’s enjoying the profit they bring of around $500 a day. Now occupying an ever-growing space around his cash register next to alcohol and gum, the devices started off prohibitively expensive — $150 a pop — five years ago. They’ve only gotten cheaper and better since. “This is the future,” declared Maida, who had just picked up an $8,000 shipment from his L.A. supplier the day before our interview. “I’m telling you, it’s a whole new world.” E-cigarette manufacturers, of which there are dozens, often mimic the color-coding scheme adopted by tobacco companies: red for regular, blue for light, silver or gold for ultralight, and green for menthol. Popular varieties at Presidio include Maya and NicMaxx. And while Big Tobacco had largely stayed out of the vape market, corporations like Lorillard, Inc. (Newport) and Reynolds American Inc. (Camel) recently launched their own e-cigarette lines, with Altria Group (Marlboro) trailing not far behind. Maida explained all this as he puffed on his own vape pen and laid out a potpourri of different styles and brands on a table at () Deli, which he also runs. The most well-liked flavors he carries include strawberry and apple, and the more exotic

sounding the name — like guava kiwi or cinnamon chocolate — the faster they fly off the shelf. The e-cigs meant to re-create hookah-smoking sensations and flavors are gaining in popularity, Maida went on, especially with younger buyers. Women make up a large portion of his customer base, and he has a hard time keeping pink-colored devices in stock. Most of his vaping clientele is white, he said.

Haley Street Hustlers Over at st Century Smoking on Haley Street, store manager Jordan Cox said his e-cig business is only getting better with each month that goes by.“We don’t do much in the way of advertising,” he said.“They sell themselves.” The company — which started four years ago in a Ventura mall kiosk, chose Santa Barbara as its second location in 2012 and now boasts 13 shops around the country — occupies a specific niche by offering three mid-range, proprietary vape pens. Made in China and sold with a lifetime guarantee, st Century Smoking’s options cost between $10-$60 and are named The Blackjack, The Roulette, and The Big Slick because the owner, S.B. resident Brandon Duke, is a big fan of Las Vegas. CONT ’D january 16, 2014

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said Dawn Dunn, an administrator for Santa Barbara County Public Health’s Tobacco Prevention Settlement Program.“Never been tried before.”

Warm and Cold Turkey Although different brands vary slightly, e-cigarettes generally work like this: A heating element warms up the liquid — typically a mix of nicotine, flavorings, and additives — and turns it into a vapor to inhale. Controversy surrounds all of the components. First, there’s the addictive nicotine, which experts say can pose problems for smokers of traditional cigarettes looking to expand their options, e-cigarette converts trying to quit smoking regular cigarettes, and people — adults and kids alike — turning to the devices for their first, but likely not last, foray into smoking.“Anything you know about nicotine addiction, you can apply,” said Dunn, known as Santa Barbara’s tobacco “czarina.” “Nicotine is a very dependency-producing drug.” Dr. David Zisman, a pulmonary physician for Sansum Clinic, said he’s seen an increase in the number of patients who smoke e-cigarettes, and he seconded Dunn’s take.“If someone who’s not a smoker gets exposed to nicotine, they could get addicted, and it could be a segue,” he said.“It could also perpetuate the addiction for someone who’s already addicted. Instead of stopping cold turkey and going through withdrawals, they could prolong the addiction.” For smokers looking to the devices as a means to wean themselves from normal cigarettes, the message touted by health officials is clear: Use caution. Many pointed to a study released in September that compared e-cigarettes to nicotine patches as smoking-cessation methods; the study found no significant differences in success rates. But just because e-cigarettes could help a person transition to no cigarettes at all — partially by mimicking the hand-to-mouth gesture — that doesn’t mean they are the best options, officials said. PAUL WELLMAN

THE GUTS: All rechargeable, refillable units like the one seen here have similar components: mouthpiece, fluid chamber, wicking system, heating element, and battery casing. They’re activated by either drawing breath through them or clicking “on” buttons. Battery charges can last one to three days, and the fluid lasts roughly the same amount of time.

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MEDICAL OPINION: Pulmonary physician Dr. David Zisman said the effects of e-cigarettes remain hazy. “It’s a relatively new device, so there’s not a lot of experience with it or research. We do know a few things, but a lot more needs to be done.”

“There are much safer alternatives,” said Dr. Takashi Wada, the county’s public health director. “They are regulated. They are monitored and typically under a health provider’s oversight.” Those alternatives can be obtained over-the-counter (nicotine patches, lozenges, and gum) and through a doctor’s prescription (nicotine nasal spray and nasal inhalers, nicotine-replacement-therapy cigarettes, and varenicline, a medication most known by its brand name, Chantix). “If you’ve already started e-cigarettes as a quitting strategy, I would say to you, use them the way you would use any other nicotine-replacement product,” Dunn said.“Step back your use until you’re not using them at all. If after approximately 16 weeks, you haven’t quit, then you haven’t quit.” Dr. Richard Belkin and Dr. Jeffrey Kupperman, both of Santa Barbara Pulmonary Consultants, said that they have mentioned e-cigarettes to their patients looking for a way to quit when other methods haven’t worked, although they said they caution that the devices are not FDA-approved and warrant more research. But, Kupperman said,“If they think this is the method that will work for them, I don’t care what they do as long as they quit. Clearly, stopping smoking is the goal they should continue to strive for.”

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HEALTH CONT’D FROM P. 25 when it comes to patrons electronically lighting up. A representative for the Downtown Organization said that the group has received no complaints from business owners or customers about e-cigarettes, and as such, doesn’t have a policy on them. injuries. Zisman said that the cartridges can spill, but to what extent the liquid poses a risk remains unclear. As several people interviewed said,“The jury’s still out” on e-cigarettes. That jury isn’t quite ready — and may not be without additional years of research, plus greater regulation and standardization — to wholly condemn the devices or completely let them off the hook, either.“There might be a role as a lesser evil,” Zisman said,“but there are a lot of unknowns, especially for kids. People are being exposed without regulation.” Dunn summed up her attitude on e-cigarettes with a verbal eye-roll.“There are 5,000 harmful chemicals in a cigarette,” she said.“Cigarettes are the only product that if used as directed will kill you. People are saying this is better than that.”

Pending Consensus While there have been select reports nationwide of the devices exploding — singeing tongues, burning lips, and even knocking out teeth — representatives from Cottage Hospital, the Santa Barbara Police Department, and the Sheriff ’s Department said they have no way to track such figures, and a representative from Sansum said there have been no reports of e-cigarette-related

BUSINESS CONT’D FROM P. 23 He offers a sample of watermelon. It tastes like watermelon.“If I put a drop of pineapple in there,” he smiled,“it’s ridiculous.” Cox explained it’s not unusual for someone new to e-cigarettes to “smoke” them more often than they did regular cigarettes because they’re so tasty and convenient.“It’s all about finding balance,” he cautioned. Making more than 40 transactions a day, Cox called any pending regulations on the e-cig market that might limit supply and increase cost “unfortunate.” “People are trying to stop smoking,” he complained. “Why would you try and hinder that?” Cox expounded on the benefits of vaping — it PUBLIC SERVICE? 21st Century Smoking owner Brandon doesn’t turn ceilings yellow, the smell disDuke (front) and manager Jordan Cox promised they’re all sipates right away, etc. — but said he hasn’t about helping people to quit smoking. “We do care,” Cox said. “We do give a shit.” read any of the recent health studies on the purported risks of vaping nicotine.“I don’t Cox said he sells e-cigarettes on the premise that they want to know,” he said. A moment later, an employee from next door’s Magic Pita Café came by to say hello absolutely help a person quit smoking. “They have a much higher success rate than the gum or the patch,” he to Cox. He had nothing but positive reviews for st claimed. But more and more, he went on, customers are Century.“They’re awesome,” he said while taking a drag buying the devices without nicotine, instead just vaping from his glowing device. the sticky-sweet juice for the flavor and fun. “A lot of college kids want to use it like a hookah,” Cox explained while lounging in one of the store’s leather couches, the leashed cat next to him watching a TV playing Star William Huff, who opened Santa Barbara Vapor on Wars. Fully committed to his client base — who range Fairview Avenue seven months ago, is a true vapolofrom 18- to 80-year-olds — Cox said he often gives out his cell number and will keep the shop open until 1 or 2 a.m. in case one of them needs to refill their supply of solution or replace a broken battery. When first-time buyers inquire about their options, Cox asks them what brand they smoke and how much. That helps him determine what traditional flavor they might like best — Vegas flavor, for instance, is supposed to taste like Camel products — and what strength of nicotine he should add to their juice, whether it’s 6, 11, or 16 milligrams for light to medium smokers, or 24 or 36 milligrams for heavy smokers. If the customer wants to spice up their vaping experience, Cox went on, MEASURED ADVICE: William Huff, owner of Santa Barbara Vapor, said while many stores sell e-cigarettes, few have the st Century has more than 30 custom knowledge or expertise to properly educate their buyers and flavors of liquid to choose from, including the public at large. almond, blue cola, cheesecake, and rum. PAUL WELLMAN

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COVER STORY gist. While he similarly believes electronic cigarettes can help a person limit or stop smoking real cigarettes — he points to himself as an example — Hu nevertheless issues the disclaimer that “Anything you inhale into your lungs is probably not good for you.â€? Even so, the fear-driven backlash that used to greet vape stores has noticeably lessened in recent memory, he said, as more and more positive reports are issued on the beneďŹ ts of vaping versus smoking. “This will probably be the future of smoking,â€? he stated. “It’s been very exciting, very new.â€? PAUL WELLMAN

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The store, which has the feel of a head shop, with items unfamiliar and intriguing laid out in well-lit glass cases, was chosen speciďŹ cally because it’s next to a bar, Break Time, that proved a predicted boon to business right from the start. Hu sells a number of dierent high-end, rechargeable, customizable units — sometimes referred to as “modsâ€?— that start at $30 and run up to $125. He often recommends a $40 “starter packâ€? to rookies that includes a reďŹ llable vape pen, charger, and bottle of juice. Seasoned users will often trick out their mods with new drip tips and OHM meters, and rebuild their device’s coil system to better control heat output. “It’s becoming a hobby and a culture,â€? Hu said.“There’s a lot of accessorizing.â€? So what makes one vaporizer better than another? “The amount of vapor you get per drag,â€? Hu explained. “People are looking for that throat hit.â€? The thickness is dependent on the amount of nicotine in the solution, the richness of the avor (brownie and chocolate work particularly well), and the ratio of the juice’s two main ingredients: glycol and vegetable glycerin. As much as a quarter of Hu ’s clients vape solely for the plume eect, without adding nicotine. These “cloud chasers,â€? said Hu, take particular pride in their mods and thick exhales. Unique to his store, Hu — born and raised in Santa Barbara — allows customers to create their own juices by blending the variety of concentrated food avoring on tap. He then adds the nicotine himself for the sake of safety and control. While the glycol, glycerin, and avoring are all regulated by the FDA, Hu said, the combination is not. If he had to guess, the ďŹ rst round of regulation will likely fall on uid manufacturing and the spaces in which they’re created. The hardware, almost exclusively manufactured in China, would probably come later, he said, noting the more popular juice brands are actually cooked up in the United States. The gear they sell is imported wholesale with a 100 percent markup. Like other e-cig and vape store owners, Hu gets asked with relative frequency about vaporizing hash oil and other marijuana derivatives. While he can’t and won’t tell curious parties how to vaporize those drugs, he “can guide them in the right direction.â€? Though relying solely on word of mouth and the occasional yer to promote his business, Hu has run in the black since day one and hopes to soon open another storefront in downtown Santa Barbara. And when the D-day of regulation comes, he said he’ll be ready with a transparent approach and respect for the law.“I look forward to going in front of the City Council,â€? he said. â– 

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not contain nicotine. According to Buellton Sheriff ’s Lt. Shawn O’Grady, there have not been any e-cigarette violations under the ordinance. At this point, bylaws leave it up to the discretion of the business owner to ban e-cig use in their establishments.“You don’t see them at Café Stella,” said Dawn Dunn, an administrator for the county’s Tobacco Prevention Settlement Program, explaining rules are often based on clientele preference.“We respond to the public. We aren’t out there creating problems,” she said. Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider and Councilmembers Bendy White and Cathy Murillo all said they have not received complaints about the use of e-cigarettes in the city. The Goleta City Council saw a presentation about e-cigarettes in October from the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA). Forty-four cities and counties prohibit the use of e-cigarettes where cigarettes are forbidden in California, and the issue was given considerable attention after former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, as one of his last actions in office, passed a citywide ban on “vaping” e-cigarettes indoors. As of January 1, UC Santa Barbara — and all UC campuses except UC Irvine — included e-cigarettes in its campus-wide smoking ban. Santa Barbara City College passed similar rules last August. E-cigarette use is forbidden on airplanes because the U.S. Department of Transportation has said it interprets federal regulations that prohibit smoking on airplanes to apply to e-cigarettes. State laws would, of course, supersede city and county rules. State Senate Bill  —

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Kids Will Be Kids Today’s youth didn’t grow up in an era that allowed smoking indoors; they grew up in an era of technology. But inhaling nicotine is now possible — and increasingly popular — through high-tech devices that deliver flavors like “tropical punch” and “gummy bear.” Twelve percent of 11th graders in the Santa Barbara Unified School District self-reported that they had tried an e-cigarette in the last 30 days, which is a little higher than the 10 percent of high-school teens nationwide who reported using e-cigarettes in 2012. Further, the number of middle and high school students nationwide who reportedly tried an e-cig doubled from 2011 to 2012, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September. Santa Barbara students were first asked about their e-cigarette use on the California Healthy Kids Survey in fall 2012, according to CADA Program Coordinator Melissa Wilkins. E-cigarettes on campuses are considered drug paraphernalia because students can substitute liquid nicotine with liquid THC, hash oil, and potentially harder drugs. “It’s pretty easy to do,” CADA advisor Luis Gomez said, adding that “Teachers think they’re pencils or something.” Although it is illegal for minors to purchase e-cigarettes, Gomez said kids are buying e-cigarettes in bulk online and then sell them to each other for a dollar or two. “Students who weren’t interested in smoking at all are trying these,” he added. “I’m not a fan,” said Dos Pueblos High School senior Adriana Dato. “[Teenagers] think they are doing something cool and trendy that’s not bad for them,” adding e-cigarettes are talked about a lot online.

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E-cigs even mesh with social media. Blu Cigs came out with a rechargeable Smart Pack in 2011 that flashes and vibrates when it is within 50 feet of another device. It is illegal to sell e-cigarettes to minors per California law, but e-cigarettes are often on the counter at convenience stores. Conventional cigarettes are required to be behind the counter. E-cigarettes are not included in sting operations for conventional cigarettes because officials worry adding a variable could confuse the results. Of the Santa Barbara tobacco retailers scrutinized in a multiagency sting operation in 2013, 16 percent sold cigarettes to an underage decoy, a rate more than double the statewide average. The Santa Barbara Unified School District recently updated its tobacco policy to include all electronic nicotine delivery systems — e-cigarettes, electronic hookahs, and other vapor-emitting devices — with or without nicotine. Director of Pupil Services Mitch Torina said administrators have seen an uptake of hookah pens and e-cigarettes on campuses. Several sources said it is too difficult to say if more kids were using the “new toys” to inhale nicotine, marijuana, or non-nicotine liquid. That being said, Ed Cue, who works with minors in Teen Court, said he could only speak for the 100 kids in the program: “I think if they’re going to smoke anything, it’s going to be for an effect.” Lorraine Waldau, a tobacco consultant for the Santa Barbara County Education Office, said most districts in the county will have updated their tobacco policy to include e-cigarettes by March or April. — KB

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which was introduced in February 2013 and remains in committee — would require e-cigarettes to be regulated as a tobacco product and be included in existing smoke-free laws. It would also enact advertising restrictions that are similar to those of tobacco products. Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson said she expects e-cigarettes to be on the books in the near future, explaining it’s really only the tobacco and e-cig industry that’s against the bill. Assemblymember Das Williams said although he’s not “diametrically opposed” to e-cigarettes because many people seem to

use them as a way to quit smoking, he would probably lean toward supporting the bill. At the federal level, the Food and Drug Administration intends to propose a regulation that would extend the agency’s control over “tobacco products” to include electronic cigarettes, hookah, and other novel tobacco products, but the timeline is still unclear. “Further research is needed to assess the potential public health benefits and risks of electronic cigarettes and other novel tobacco products,” an FDA spokesperson said in a statement. ■

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As always, find the complete listings online at independent.com/events. And if you have an event coming up, let us know about it by emailing listings@independent.com. band, with Rev Scarecrow on guitar, Ki Dogg on the heartbeat, and Rikki Retardo on pots and pans, will share their punk melodies with you. pm-am. Muddy Waters Café,  E. Haley St. $. Call () -. /: The Grace of Crows BookSigning & Fundraiser ᮣ First American Title Company will donate $ to Transition House e on for every purchase Amazon for the debut novel by area author Tracy Shawn about a woman tory mented by anxiety and the troubled r generations of her family and a childhood friend who is now homeless. Transition House is dedicated to the solution of family homelessness in the S.B. community. -pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. Free. Call -. /: Musical Celebration of Freedom ᮣ This inaugural interfaith event in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will feature the soulful sounds of SoulAviv, the Shir Chadash Choirs, and the Unity Gospel Choir of Los Angeles. This evening of thoughtful introspection, deep spirituality, and joyous celebration is open to all faiths and will be attended by several area religious leaders. :pm. Congregation B’nai B’rith,  San Antonio Creek Rd. Free. Call -.

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FRIDAY 1/17 /: Philip Levine ᮣ You actually have a chance to hear the Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning th poet laureate of the United States, Detroit-born Philip Levine (pictured), read his accessible and gritty poetry like “Our Valley” and “Among Children,” so do not miss this wonderful opportunity. Books will be available for purchase and signing. pm. New Victoria Theatre,  W. Victoria St. Free. Call -. Read more on p. . /: The Murder Junkies, The Big Problem ᮣ For those of you whose resolution was for more punk in the New Year, The Murder Junkies will perform songs from when they were GG Allin’s final backing band, as well as original material. The Big Problem, SoCal’s unfriendly neighborhood punk /-/: Jimmy Titanic ᮣ He went down with the ship, and now he’s telling tales in heaven. Starring one sole actor performing more than  roles, this show screams of originality, masterful storytelling, and that thing where you’re laughing one minute and trying to wipe your tears without anyone seeing you the next. pm. Center Stage Theater,  Paseo Nuevo. $-$. Visit centerstage theater.org or call -. Read more on p. . /: Makerspace: Mini Origami Book Workshop ᮣ Learn how to make these beautiful miniature books. Give them as gifts, keep them for yourself, or write a secret note in one and give it to a valentine. :pm. S.B. Central Library,  E. Anapamu St. Free. Ages +. Call -.

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worth of theater in only one night by attending the advanced acting class’s variety of one-act plays, which are like full-length plays but are told in a concise manner and come in all genres. pm. San Marcos High School,  Hollister Ave. Free. Call - x.

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there is ultimate sailing as will be revealed in this lecture and slideshow by Sharon Green, area resident, competitive yacht racer, and innovative photographer. Members-only reception: :pm; lecture: pm. S.B. Maritime Museum,  Harbor Wy., #. Free-$. Visit sbmm.org or call - x. /: Medical Ethics at Guanᮣ

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tánamo Bay Detention Center Dr. Sondra Crosby, one of the first doctors allowed to travel to Guantánamo to examine more than  captives and one of the authors of Broken Laws, Broken Lives: Medical Evidence of Torture by U.S. Personnel and Its Impact, will speak about human rights. pm. McCune Conference Rm.,  HSSB, UCSB. Free. Call -.

/: The Fab Four: Ultimate Tribute ᮣ So some of us can’t let go; we need “Help” with our addiction to all things Beatles. Performing the music we still listen to, this live re-creation of the most popular band of all time will surely feed our dependence on the Lads from Liverpool. pm. Chumash Casino Resort,  E. Hwy. , Santa Ynez. $. Ages +. Visit chumashcasino.com or call -.

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/-/: High School Girls Water Polo: Tournament of Champions ᮣ It’s a gold mine of talent. The  participating teams include the top  in CIF Divisions  and . The Olympic champion U.S. national team is stacked with players who appeared in this tournament. No. –ranked Laguna Beach features junior attacker Makenzie Fischer, who is on the current national team roster. Corona del Mar, Newport Harbor, and Foothill are other top contenders. Santa Barbara (No.  in Division ), San Marcos (No. ), and Dos Pueblos (No. ) will be represented. There will be eight games at the two host pools each day, with the championship slated at :pm, Saturday, at S.B. High. Fri.: :-:pm; Sat.: am-:pm. Santa Barbara High School,  E. Anapamu St., and Elings Aquatic Ctr., Dos Pueblos High School,  Alameda Ave., Goleta. Free. Call -.

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/: Shawn Colvin ᮣ There is no excuse to miss Grammy Award winner Shawn Colvin (pictured) as she sings her intricate tales in that ambersmooth voice accompanied by her stellar guitar playing. VIP tickets include a preshow reception and premier seating. pm. Lobero Theatre,  E. Canon Perdido St. $-$. Visit lobero.com or call -.

SUNDAY 1/19 /: Wilderness Youth Project Adult Tracking Club ᮣ Beginners and advanced trackers are invited to examine tracks from a pill bug to a mountain lion. The use of a game camera helps track as diverse ground is covered as you become aware of the animal life around you. am-pm. San Jose Creek, corner of Kellogg Ave. and Cathedral Oaks Rd. Free-$. Ages +. Call -. /: Safety Last! ᮣ See a screening of this classic silent film about a small-town department-store clerk (Harold Lloyd) who dreams up a wild publicity stunt to bring attention to the store. Outrageous and funny, this film will be brought to life with the accompaniment of a piano and an introduction by Charles Wolfe, professor of film and media studies at UCSB. pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. Free. Call -.

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SATURDAY 1/18 /: Marquette Pancake

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quettes by starting the day with pancakes, sausage, OJ, and coffee and maybe win one of  raffle prizes. All proceeds benefit the SMHS Marquette Dance Team. am. San Marcos High School,  Hollister Ave. $-$. Call -.

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/: Colin Quinn’s Unconstitutional ᮣ Let’s start the year off laughing with Colin Quinn (pictured) as he tackles  years of American constitutional calamities, as well as hazardous subjects like predator drones and the Kardashians. VIP tickets include a preshow reception and premier seating. pm. Lobero Theatre,  E. Canon Perdido St. $-$. Visit lobero .com or call -. Read more on p. .

MONDAY 1/20 /: Santa Barbara Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ᮣ The day starts at am with a premarch program titled “Lift Every Voice” at De la Guerra Plaza ( E. De La Guerra St.) followed by a Unity March at am up State St. to the Arlington Theatre ( State St.), where at am a stirring program of singers, poets, and other performers will honor Dr. King. Free. Call -. /: Pinback and Deathfix ᮣ San Diego indie-rock veteran act Pinback has fostered a loyal following since its first full-length release in ’, garnering its share of success and critical praise over the course of four records and  years. Now, a year after the release of a fifth record (’s Information Retrieved), Pinback brings up-and-

Treasure House Ja n ua ry 1 7 – 2 4 Already-excellent prices on our great selection of drawings, prints and paintings* /: The Seed-Pollination to Propagation ᮣ Master Gardeners Donna Grubisic and Helen Fowler will provide information on seed history, dormancy cycles, and propagation by season, and there will be samples of seeds and plants on display. Have your questions ready as there will be a brief question-and-answer period. -am. Trinity Lutheran Church,  N. La Cumbre Rd. Free. Call -.

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/: Dirtwire ᮣ Why do music types try to label this band? Let’s just say that David Satori and Evan Fraser’s music will take you on a journey where no two songs sound alike. pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $. Call -. /: Vanessa’s Saturday

Noon – 3, Tuesday – Saturday 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara 805.969.1744 • musicacademy.org Proceeds benefit the Music Academy of the West. * Discount not available on consigned items.

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Dust those boots off : It’s time to scoot, shimmy, and slide to country music with a little bit of rock ’n’ roll. Come at pm for a line dance lesson. pm. The Adderley School, -A State St. $. Call -.

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comers Deathfix to Velvet Jones for a night of unique and wholly appealing music. pm. Velvet Jones,  State St. $-$. Call -. Read more on p. .

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/-/: Chris Ballinger’s Magic Show for Families ᮣ All are invited to see this imaginative and innovative magic show with Chris Ballinger, who has performed at L.A.’s Magic Castle, a showplace for some of the greatest magicians in the world. Tue.: :pm. Goleta Library,  N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Ages +. Call . Wed.: pm. Montecito Library,  E. Valley Rd., Montecito. Free. Ages +. Call -. /: The Voice of the Voice-

/: Dave Barry ᮣ A night of humor is guaranteed from this recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for his nationally syndicated column and best-selling author of more than  books like Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys and his  novel, Insane City. Books will be available for purchase and signing. pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $-$. Visit granadasb.org or call -. /: Readers Theater Class Okay, you said you were going to do it this year, and now the opportunity to uncover the performer inside of you is here. This -week class goes through March , is open to all levels, and will explore acting, building character, the essentials of playwriting by reading aloud, and public speaking. pm. Center Stage Theater,  Paseo Nuevo. $. Call -.

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Chicano activist, artist, and UC Davis professor Malaquias Montoya (pictured), who has and continues to give voice to the often-ignored Chicano and Latino working class as well as the disenfranchised people of the world through his artwork, will speak about how art can be used as a tool for social activism. pm. MultiCultural Ctr., Rm. , UCSB. Free. Call -. /: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ᮣ Royal as in queen and England, philharmonic meaning devoted to music, and we know what orchestra means. More importantly, they are here from the United Kingdom bringing a first-class performance of the highest standards with guest conductor Pinchas Zukerman, who has been described as a phenomenon, a musical genius, and a marvel. pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $-$. Visit granadasb.org or call -.

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inspires dialogue about race and religion and hate crimes against the Sikh-American community, who have been in America for more than  years and are the fifth largest religion in the world. pm. MultiCultural Ctr., Rm. , UCSB. Free. Call -.

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above: “I came out here on vacation one time to play golf, and I was surprised that there was actually some clean air on the West Coast. I went back to Chicago, packed my things, and never looked back,” said 92-year-old Robert Drolet at the harbor while people-watching and strumming a guitar he got from his nephew. “Forty-nine years later, I’m still in paradise!” he added. left: “Every weekend, we try to go hiking, and this place is one of our favorites in the area,” said John Rose after maneuvering down a rock formation at The Playgrounds, a trail and rock-climbing spot off of Kinevan Road. Rose and some friends came out to enjoy the evening and take pictures. “This is a bit more secluded and off the beaten path from Lizard’s Mouth, but the view and rock formations are just as great!” he said.

Chihuahua mix (or me, for that matter) which one of us is the alpha in our relationship. And dog owners know that is a recipe for bad behavior — from both parties. There is help, however; working with an animal expert can create a happy dynamic for critter and companion. To aid in the development of a content canine, Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation is sponsoring a free workshop that will cover basic obedience training. The two-hour class will address such issues as leash manners, dog-to-dog reactivity, incessant barking, shyness, and house training, among other things. Leading the two-hour session is dog trainer Joan Hunter Mayer, founder of Montecito-based The Inquisitive Canine. The workshop takes place Saturday, February 1, 2-4 p.m., at Antioch University Community Hall, Antioch University,  Anacapa Street. For more information and to reserve a space ahead of time, visit inquisitive canine.com.

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MORE DOG DAYS: The animal advocacy nonprofit CAREPaws is having a Spay Day in Buellton on Thursday, January 16. CARE’s mobile veterinary clinic will be open for low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for low-income pet owners in the area. For more details, call 968-care (2273). On Saturday, February 1, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., CAREPaws will offer free vaccines for dogs and cats in Lompoc. The event takes place at Valley of the Flowers Half Century Club,  North N Street at Laurel Street. Call 968-care (2273) for more information. — Michelle Drown

Trivia

Peanut Butter Biscuits Many years ago, I used to run a summer camp for kids. The activity that was the most popular was making treats for dogs. Even the kids who didn’t have pets loved it since they would take the creations to shelter animals. Here are two of my favorite recipes:

Parmesan Puppy Twists  cups whole-wheat flour ¾ cup soy or almond milk ¼ cup cornmeal  egg  Tbsp. jarred chicken baby food (make sure there’s no added garlic or onion powder)  Tbsp. dried parsley ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese Preheat the oven to  degrees; line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a bowl, mix the flour, milk, cornmeal, egg, baby food, parsley, and half of the cheese. Using your hands, roll a few tablespoons of the dough into thin, six-inch logs. Transfer the logs to the baking sheet. Twist each log a few times; sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake until crisp, about  minutes. Let cool.

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answers: . Giraffe; . Dik-dik; .  feet.

Preheat the oven to  degrees. Combine the flour and baking powder in one mediumsized bowl. Combine the milk and peanut butter in another bowl. Mix until the dough is blended enough that there aren’t a lot of lumps. Add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture and mix thoroughly. Spread a light layer of whole-wheat flour on a smooth, clean work surface. Knead the dough over the top of your lightly floured surface. Spread out to about ¼ inch thick using your rolling pin. Using cookie cutters, cut your shapes out and place the biscuits on the greased cookie sheet/pizza pan. Place in the oven and cook for approximately  minutes or until a light brown (most noticeable on the bottom of the biscuit). When done, remove from the oven and let cool.

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Olivia Huffman Solvang School

Mary-Grace Langhorne Brandi Rose Lentini Goleta Valley JHS Santa Barbara HS

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Human Truths “ The Poetry of Philip Levine o come to life in Detroit,” writes Philip Levine in “Escape,” a poem from his 1994 Pulitzer Prize–winning collection The Simple Truth, “is to be manufactured without the power of speech.” Born in Motor City in 1928, Levine grew up working industrial jobs, most of them in the automobile industry. In those years, Levine’s goal was to escape a life of labor — to find a voice among the voiceless. Seventy years later, he has spent his literary career revisiting those factories and the people he worked alongside. Speaking on the phone last week from Fresno, where he retired after teaching at Fresno State University for more than 30 years, Levine reflected on the way writing poetry transformed his understanding of his early years in the factories of Detroit. “My anger toward being exploited — not just me, but everybody around me — was changed by a realization that I had experienced a kind of brotherhood … sisterhood … humanhood with quite wonderful people who were very different from me and who had totally accepted me, even if I said I wanted to be a poet,” he said. “We had each other, and we didn’t have a hell of a lot more. This sense of humanhood, I came to realize, was an extraordinary gift.” “Humanhood” is as good a word as any to describe the theme of Levine’s oeuvre. Some have called his poems “gritty” for their unsentimental portrayal of working-class life. Yet the voice in these narrative poems is clear, elegant, and spare, inviting the reader to enter vivid and recognizable landscapes: the living room with the brown sofa, the kitchen, the classroom, the orchards of California’s Central Valley. With these poems, Levine calls to the reader, appealing to him or her through simple truths that are human and shared, though rarely spoken. In the title poem of his 1991 National Book Award–winning collection What Work Is, Levine writes of standing in line for work and of the silent love between brothers. In “Growth,” from the same collection, he describes working in a soap factory at 14, where “I spoke to no one and only one man spoke to me.” There is toughness in Levine’s poems, but also resilience, and running beneath them all, an understated joy in living. He asks his reader in “The Simple Truth” from the collection of the same name: … Can you taste what I’m saying? It is onions or potatoes, a pinch of simple salt, the wealth of melting butter, it is obvious, it stays in the back of your throat like a truth

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here’s a scene in the new movie Her in which Samantha, the sultry-voiced computer operating system of the film’s title, talks up the benefits of being nonhuman. “I’m not limited,” purrs Scarlett Johansson as the artificially intelligent heroine. “I can be anywhere and everywhere simultaneously. I’m not tethered to time and space in the way that I would be if I was stuck inside a body that’s inevitably going to die.” I’ll bet she never feels bloated, either. Or insists on switching over to Downton Abbey when the game’s gone into overtime. Or complains about the lingering lunchy onion stench on the breath of Theo, the lonely divorcé who buys Samantha and falls in love with her. Both onscreen and off, modern society is flirting with the notion that technology can satisfy us in ways that flesh-and-blood lovers can’t. Don’t believe me? Check out InvisibleGirlfriend.com, set to launch this Valentine’s Day. For a monthly fee, the company will conjure up “believable virtual and real-world proof” that you have a girlfriend. Yup. You can order up voice mails, text messages, socialmedia interaction, cards, and even flowers from a nonexistent female in order to, say, convince a roommate you’re not gay, put an end to a coworker’s come-ons, or get your nagging parents off your back. Once upon a time, it was embarrassing even to admit that you met your girlfriend through an Internet dating site. But now that we’ve all been to weddings of couples who met online, it seems we no longer want technology to help us find our partners; we want technology to be our partners — to fulfill the needs for which we’ve always sought human lovers. To understand us and keep us company. To prove to all the world that we’re lovable. And of course (gulp), for sexual satisfaction. “I think it’s inevitable that sex robots become, like, a thing,” says my friend Matt Allen. “For better or worse.” Matt’s sort of an expert on the subject. He cowrote a YouTube series called Jon Davis Gets a Sex Robot, a naughty sitcom-y romp about a guy who convinces his wife to let him buy a walking, talk-

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ing pleasure appliance — and the wacky marital hijinks that ensue. I’ll spare you the links, but trust me when I say there are already mechanical and even virtual-reality devices on the market that simulate intercourse for those who … well, who’d rather not have to pay for dinner and drinks. Or be charming. Or bathe. Is that a bad thing? Not inherently, I think. The world’s a better place when by Starshine everyone’s needs are met, and who really gives a slutty cyborg how they email: starshine@roshell.com do it? “There’s nothing morally wrong with it per se,” agrees Matt, who’s given the issue more thought than a married father of two young girls probably should (his wife says he can’t have a sex robot, for what it’s worth). “But I do think it’s going to make male-female relationships in the far future extremely different — and not in the best way.” There’s, um, a best way? “It’s going to increase the percentage of men who give up on the pressure of a real relationship,” he says, pointing to Japan’s current concern over the new generation of so-called “herbivore” men who are rejecting the pressures of careers and relationships — even forgoing sex. “That’s possible now, being gatherers rather than hunters. Think about it: If men could have all the sex they want without having a relationship, they would take it. Just like kids would take all the candy they could get.” Sci-fi fans have long predicted a robot uprising that would undo humankind. Could society’s new love affair with computerized companions be the start? “They warned us the robo-apocalypse was coming,” Matt says. “They didn’t tell us it would come in the form of sex robots. Surprise!”

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Beyond the Hero’s Journey ost of us have heard of the hero’s journey: a narrative in which a male character embarks on a mission, facing great dangers before he can return. This story, shared across cultures and eras, was popularized by mythologist Joseph Campbell in his 1949 text The Hero with a Thousand Faces. From Buddha to Odysseus to Luke Skywalker, Campbell charted the phases of this “monomyth,” shedding light on the spiritual core of a life journey. Today, Campbell’s name is synonymous with studies of the archetypal male, yet the masculine is only one side of the story. Published earlier this month by New World Library, Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine illuminates the other side, drawing together Campbell’s previously unpublished scholarship on feminine mythology. The book is edited by Safron Rossi, curator of collections at OPUS Archives and Research Center, which holds Campbell’s complete library and manuscript collection. Since its inception in 1989, OPUS has been based in Carpinteria, California, on the campuses of Pacifica Graduate Institute. Rossi earned her PhD in mythological studies at Pacifica and now serves as a member of the core faculty. She sees the book as a chance to educate the public about Campbell’s lifelong interest in the story of woman. “Campbell is known for tracking On Wednesday, the development of the masculine January 22, 4-6 p.m., Safstory,” Rossi explained over the ron Rossi will hold a free, phone last week, “yet he made a public book reception for parallel exploration of the female Goddesses at OPUS, Paciimage. It just happened that he fica’s Ladera Lane Campus didn’t write a definitive work that (801 Ladera Ln.). Copies of had a feminine focus.” the book will be available To research the book, Rossi for purchase. For more dug deep into the Campbell information, visit opus archives, searching through reams archives.org. of notes, early drafts of books,

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. correspondence, and audiocassettes. She discovered a series of lectures on goddess mythology that Campbell had given between the 1960s and 1980s. In Goddesses, Rossi draws together text and images from these original lectures, weaving them with other writings from the archives to ll’s offer a new perspective on Campbell’s scholarship and interests. “I think the book shows that Campbell spent a lot of deep thought and time on feminine mythologies,” Rossi noted. “He considered the significance and the role of goddesses in various mythologies and also their repression in traditions such as the Judeo-Christian, where we have a single male god and no female presence at all.” Though there were two previous attempts to collect Campbell’s writings on the goddess, both were unsuccessful; Rossi credits her familiarity with the OPUS collection with her success. It’s also clear she’s passionate about her subject. As we spoke, she likened listening to endless hours of Campbell’s lectures to “being at a Grateful Dead concert,” cheerfully recounted the myth of Demeter and Persephone to illustrate the importance of the underworld in the feminine heroic journey, and referred to Katniss Everdeen — the young female protagonist of Suzanne Collins’s wildly popular trilogy The Hunger Games — as a modern-day heroine. As she described the shared aspects of goddess myths across cultures and eras, Rossi could well have been describing any contemporary woman. “Many times in our lives, our role shifts — say from daughter to wife to parent,” she noted. “We experience a transformation in terms of our identity, and part of us has to die in order that part of us can live. These feminine myths are about the — ES transformation of life.” january 16, 2014

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the Big West men’s basketball race. An abysmal shooting performance from the perimeter (three-pointers: 2-for-17) was the lowlight of the Gauchos’ 72-64 loss to Cal Poly in their conference opener at the Thunderdome last Saturday. Their highlight — and a reason to buy a ticket to a Gaucho game — was another strong effort by Alan Williams (33 points, 15 rebounds), which moved the junior forward up the NCAA charts in scoring (No.  with a 24.3 average) and rebounding (No. , 11.1). But even Big Al had an embarrassment, a wide-open layup that he missed at the end of the first half. He appeared to be thinking about a dunk as he approached the basket, and then changed his mind, resulting in a bungle at the rim. Much more typical of his play was the shot he banked in while outmuscling a triple-team of Mustangs in the second half. But it was Cal Poly that drained the clutch shots, including several killer threes that stymied UCSB’s attempts to rally. There was a good crowd on hand, boosted by a contingent of alumni wearing “Gaucho for Life” T-shirts, and no sooner did they get excited than a UCSB mishap would quiet them down. Coach Bob Williams apologized to the fans in his postgame radio interview, hoping they will continue to support the team. The Gauchos, 9-5 overall, are under suspicion of having taken Cal Poly (6-9) too lightly — not a good idea when your rural rivals are apt to turn the cowchip jokes into a big chip on their shoulders. The Mustangs are one of three teams off to a 2-0 start in the conference. Coming into the Thunderdome tonight (Thu., Jan. 16) is another team with a deceiving record of 5-11. Long Beach State has lost to four nationally ranked teams and is 4-2 since UCLA transfer Tyler Lamb became eligible. On Saturday, UCSB plays its first Big West road game at Cal State Northridge, which is 10-7 overall and 7-1 on its home court, the Matadome. Both of the Gauchos’ upcoming games will be televised — tonight’s at 8 p.m. on ESPNU, Saturday’s at 7:30 p.m. on Fox Prime Ticket. Meanwhile, UCSB’s women play their first home game of the New Year at 2 p.m. Saturday against Northridge. Westmont College hosts Vanguard University in a spectacular Golden State Athletic Conference double-header Tuesday (Jan. 21). The Warrior

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“Not one note sounds dutiful; joy and a sense of discovery are everywhere.” The Times (U.K.) Founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, the “irresistible” (The New Yorker) Venice Baroque Orchestra is recognized as one of the premier ensembles devoted to period-instrument performance. In its Santa Barbara debut, the ensemble performs a lively, buoyant program of Vivaldi and other Baroque masters. Complete program available online. Programmatic Excellence

women are defending NAIA national champions, and Vanguard’s women are currently undefeated and ranked No. . Their 5:30 p.m. game will be followed by a matchup of men’s teams that are a combined 24-5 entering conference play. THREE WEEKS, THREE NUMBER ONES: The college men’s volleyball rankings have been reshuffled twice since defending national champion UC Irvine topped the preseason poll. Long Beach State rose to No.  after winning the UCSB Asics Invitational but subsequently lost a match at BYU. The new No.  is Stanford, which visits UCSB on Saturday night at Robertson Gym. RINCON CLASSIC: A sunny winter day with a swell

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rolling in at Rincon Point is the definition of paradise for any beach boy or girl. Kemp Aaberg cherished those times when he was a teenager in the late ’50s. “I’d drive my Oldsmobile V- up the coast every weekend with my surfboard and a sense of adventure,” said Aaberg, a West L.A. native. “There would be only a few other cars parked on the road. I’d put a sleeping bag right on the sand and wake up to these fantastically shaped waves peeling along the shore. The way the creek comes in, it built a shallow reef. When the storms are a distance away, the waves are well defined, rolling on a smooth platform.” Aaberg was one of the most accomplished surfers of his day. Fresh out of high school, he appeared in one of Bruce Brown’s early films in Hawai‘i. After graduating from UCSB, he traveled to big-wave spots around the world. But when it was time to settle down, he did so in the vicinity of those shapely Rincon waves. There will be hundreds of surfers converging on that site this weekend if the 31st Rincon Classic goes off as anticipated. As of midweek, conditions were promising for this Saturday and Sunday. The Classic is a contest that shows off the skills of young Santa Barbara surfers at the cutting edge of the sport. “Our mindset in the early ’60s was to emulate a bullfighter — keep your hands down, stay relaxed on top of the long board,” said Aaberg, now 74.“Kids today have pumped it up. Their boards are flying through the air.” For more sports, including a weekly highlight schedule, see independent.com/sports.

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Winery Opens Tasting Room in La Arcada espite being headquartered in a veritable winemaking palace out toward Lompoc on Santa Rosa Road, the team at Sanford Winery just opened a tasting room in Santa Barbara’s La Arcada Court, one of the most picturesque places in all of downtown. Last week, winemaker Steve Fennell, who lives on the Mesa, told me a little bit about why. HEALTHY & HAPPY: The Imlak’esh Organics team of (from left) Carrisa Hayes, Tucker Garrison, and Philip Richardson are importing South American foods and supporting “eco-social” causes.

where a lot of people who come up for the day aren’t interested in spending that whole day driving around the valley, so this offers an alternative. It’s very different, but the fact that there are some high-quality wineries with tasting facilities in Santa Barbara proper that are all close together is a choice that people can act on. This is a gateway, and we’re really encouraging people to go visit the winery. We’ll set up private tours and tastings and make that experience very special. It’s a gorgeous facility on Santa Rosa Road, but it’s also a little bit remote. tion, a beautiful part of town, and we like how close it is to the Museum of Art and music venues. The building itself is historic, and that fits very well with the winery’s architecture, and the owners are really terrific people. They keep it up impeccably and are actively interested in the health of their tenants’ businesses. There has never been a tasting room in the immediate area, but there are a couple art galleries and some restaurants, so we thought it was really a complementary fit. We’ve been really happy. How did you decide on La Arcada? It’s a great loca-

You’ve got a beautiful winery and tasting room in the Sta. Rita Hills, so why open another one in downtown Santa Barbara? We’re seeing a trend

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high wine quality that we think is on par with the best in the area, and we’re very proud of the location and what we’ve done inside. We think it really works well with the casual elegance of the winery. And really just having above-and-beyond hospitality. We’ve got a very good manager in Jami McDowell, who is passionate about wine, incredibly warm and friendly with a good level of wine sophistication, but not pretentious in the least bit.

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hile many resolutions include eating healthier, Imlak’esh Organics’ line of artisan products promises a year-round resolution for transformative well-being. Bringing quality nutrition to the public while directly supporting indigenous farming communities, the company hopes to preserve a world for the future. “At our core, our mission is to facilitate and inspire an eco-social vision of food that’s place-based,” said founder Tucker Garrison,“the idea that your food comes from somewhere, that it has a story.” Starting small in an apartment in Isla Vista, the company was born of a vision that Garrison, Carissa Hayes, and Philip Richardson shared as students. In 2012, Garrison made his first trip to Peru, explaining,“I had this yearning in my heart for years to go to Peru. I threw on my backpack, had a one-way ticket, and went to South America. The suppliers I work with are the people I met along the journey.” The company now sells more than 10 products, all sourced directly from small farms and cooperatives. Last month, they raised more than $66,000 on Kickstarter, with hopes to build their own warehouse and production space. Dedicated to donating 5 percent of its annual profits to build more eco-social projects, Imlak’esh Organics is dedicated to ensuring that quality comes before inventory, living consciously with each product they sell. Here’s a sampling of the menu:

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ocktails known today as “shrubs” go back to colonial times, when farmers first started employing vinegar purely for preservation. A little vinegar goes a long way, especially when refrigeration was usually the coldest corner of your basement. What I did for my shrub, the Thai Phün, was combine rice wine vinegar with a cold-pressed syrup of ginger, lemongrass, cucumbers, Thai chiles, and jasmine flowers. Cold-pressed syrups are fun because the only moisture used to liquefy sugar is from the fruits and vegetables in the mix. Think about simple syrup; now imagine the one part water being purely from your base muddling component. What’s that equal? Flavor. Patrick Reynolds, Wildcat Lounge, and The Santa Barbara Independent are hosting a Farmers Market Craftsman Cocktail Competition featuring eight professional bartenders on January 21, 5-9 p.m., at Wildcat, 15 West Ortega Street. Call 962-7970 for information.

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Maca Powder: Cultivated above 12,500 feet in the Andes, this powerful adaptogenic plant contains high levels of calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium. Known to increase stamina and vigor, the powder is also a great hormone balancer, helping to reduce stress within the body.“If there’s one thing I can recommend to people, it would be to take maca every day,” said Garrison. “It’s a whole-body wellness tonic.” Sacha Inchi: This calorie-dense nut is composed of 33 percent protein and is an excellent source of omega-s. Grown in partnership with a group of family farmers fighting against oil drilling in the Amazon basin, purchases help aid their fight to reforest logged areas of rainforest.“This is a great vegetarian alternative to fish oil,” said Garrison,“and the more you eat, the more trees get planted!” Golden Berries: With one of the highest protein contents of any berry, this sweet and tart superfood, sourced in partnership with an association in the highlands of the Andes, is rich in antioxidants, and one handful is equivalent to more than 1,000 percent of your daily vitamin C.“It’s like nature’s Sour Patch Kids plus Emergen-C,” said Garrison.“They are delicious.” Imlak’esh Organics can be found at Isla Vista Co-op, Yoga Soup, Juice Ranch, Isabella Gourmet Foods, Backyard Bowls, or online at imlakeshorganics.com. january 16, 2014

When sugar is sprinkled over any fruit or vegetable, it extracts the moisture just like salt. It also liquefies itself, so all you’re left with is one part sugar to one part fruit water — a simple syrup that’s not so simple but 100 percent flavor. Add gin (I ’d use Hendrick’s because of its cucumber notes) and garnish with cilantro. Then sense memories of a sweet night in Bangkok without the cute man-lady.

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ilent films weren’t actually silent. Just this summer, Mortilla accompanied True, the acetate didn’t have sound Safety Last! for Oscars Outdoors in L.A. attached, but even in the smallest of “When I played for the Academy, it was cinemas, someone banged along on outside, and there was traffic going by and a pianny. That’s why the free upcomfood trucks, and I had just my electric piano,” ing screening of Harold Lloyd’s 1923 comedy he recalled.“There were probably 400 at the classic Safety Last! at the Granada Theatre Academy screening, while in Santa Barbara is a must-see: You know we’re hoping to get that image of a guy hangclose to 1,500. You ing from a clock face can play off the high above the roadway? audience to a certain That started here. Even degree.” better, it’s getting accomHe does companied live by noted piapletely improvise, nist Michael Mortilla on continuously, for a concert grand. “There’s the full 67 minutes an elevator, but if I’m of the film.“I don’t going to make a grand know what I’m entrance playing up from going to play. I can’t the bowels of hell, I don’t tell you the key I’m know,” Mortilla joked going to start in,” he during a recent phone asserts.“It keeps it call. fresh for me, but it “They’re inaugurating also keeps it dangerthe most advanced techous.” But not too nology we can have in a dangerous for the theater to date [a 4k digikids: “I absolutely PIANO MAN: Michael Mortilla will provide piano accompaniment to Harold Lloyd’s 1923 silent comtal projector], and to do love when you hear edy Safety Last! (top). it they’re going to project a four- or five-yearone of the oldest films,” old kid laughing at Mortilla says. “It’s a very bold and brave move a 90-year-old film. They get it. There’s the on the part of Roman Baratiak, associate connect you need, a line from history to the director of UCSB Arts & Lectures. But it’s future.” free, so it might help build an audience for When all of Harold Lloyd’s misadventures not just silent films but old black-and-white and scarifying scrapes conclude and the films. There’s a gold mine there.” audience claps, Mortilla says, “I like to think Mortilla knows of what he speaks — he’s I can accept the applause, but I’m 10 percent one of the foremost accompanists of silent of that. The audience’s appreciation is that we cinema, working regularly with the Academy were able to pull this thing off.” of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Enjoy a free and far-from-silent screening Angeles for events. Previously he’d worked as of Safety Last! with live piano accompanithe composer for the Martha Graham Dance ment by Michael Mortilla at the Granada Company, and for over a decade he was the Theatre ( State St.) on Sunday, January 19, resident composer for UC Santa Barbara’s at 3 p.m. Call 893-3535 or visit artsandlectures — George Yatchisin Department of Theater and Dance. .sa.ucsb.edu. COURTESY UCSB ARTS & LECTURES

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IP H S SINKING JIMMY TITANIC COLIN HAMELL STARS IN The Titanic disaster may have taken place in the far reaches of the North Atlantic, but the world’s most infamous sinking ship was first set afloat in the harbor of Belfast, Ireland. The ship began its fateful voyage as the pride of an Irish industry that had been transformed by its successes in the manufacture of gargantuan oceangoing vessels. During the century that has passed since the tragedy, there have been an extraordinary number of fictional tales woven about the event, and they have generally focused on the here rather than the hereafter. But that’s all changed now, thanks to Colin Hamell’s one-man show, Jimmy Titanic, which comes to Center Stage Theater for two nights on Friday and Saturday, January 17 and 18. That’s because this account of the Titanic splits the action between two locations — half the show is set on the ship, and the other half takes place in heaven. Hamell, who is Irish, enlisted his good friend and collaborator Bernard McMullan to write a solo show for him, but when McMullan suggested something to do with the Titanic, Hamell was reluctant. “I couldn’t see how it would work, because most people were so familiar with the movie,” Hamell told me by phone from his current home in Massachusetts. “I insisted that, if we were going to take on this story, it had to be original.” The resulting dark comedy includes scenes in which the souls of the drowned passengers arrive in the afterlife. And how do the recently deceased feel about their unintended destination? “Well,” said Hamell, “the first-class passengers are upset because they bought tickets for New York.” Hamell plays every one of the 20-odd roles, including God, who is portrayed as a fast-talking chain-smoker. But this Titanic is not played entirely for laughs. “The play asks the audience to think about why they are there,” said Hamell. “What is it about this particular disaster that keeps them coming back? Why can’t they find their own pain?” By emphasizing the humanity of the ship’s builders and crew, and by clarifying the historical record to indicate that the majority of the ship’s passengers were not the wealthy, but rather the working classes of Europe looking for a fresh start in the new world, Jimmy Titanic raises more than the ship and reveals a different kind of iceberg that’s long been invisible underwater: the truth. Tirna Theatre presents Jimmy Titanic at Center Stage Theater on Friday and Saturday, January 17 and 18, at 8 p.m. For tickets and info, call 963-0408 or visit centerstagetheater.org. — Charles Donelan

Since stumbling upon Jay October late last year, we’ve been waiting patiently (read: eagerly) to see what the young Santa Barbara emcee would do next. Late last month, we got our answer in the form of Even, a sprawling and 19-track mixtape that nicely sets Jay up as S.B.’s newest hip-hop ambassador. True to his previous outputs, Even is brimming with the kind of smooth flows one would expect to come out of the . Songs vacillate between lovey-dovey piano jams (“Seven”), chilled-out odes to getting high (“Blow Away”), and spitfire personal anthems (“G.O.D. [King Kong]”), yet the vibe that runs throughout Even is, fittingly, pretty even-keeled. On “Runaway Girl” he’s weaving inspirational rhymes about selfempowerment. One track later, he’s spitting kiss-off lines over a whip-like drum machine beat. And Jay sells both modes with an equal amount of sincerity. Sure, there are a few flops — the repetitive “Deep” and onenote “Fuck Up (Creepin)” are the biggest disappointments — but as a whole Even presents Jay as a serious contender and a worthy flag bearer for Santa Barbara’s longwanting hip-hop scene. — Aly Comingore

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orn and raised in Brooklyn, Colin Quinn admits he was always a loudmouth and a wiseass in school. He was a little wild in the teenage years. And his current Twitter profile picture? It features the Saturday Night Live alum looking “like a hillbilly/meth addict, STATE OF THE NATION: Colin according to my lovely fans.” Quinn dissects the U.S. Constitution But Quinn also assures that in his current stand-up show, he’s mellowed out with age. Unconstitutional. He has achieved comedic success and still continues to forge a path through stand-up. Quinn counts George Carlin and Richard Pryor as his heroes and hopes to be like them because they’re “the fuckin’ guys.” He still shows up onstage at his local comedy clubs but currently is hitting the road with his reopened show, Unconstitutional, which comes to the Lobero Theatre on Saturday, January 18. For Unconstitutional, Quinn presents his smartly entertaining outlook on the American Constitution. On the phone from New York, the comedian describes the show as “my own private discussion with the country.” He’s deliberate in the tour’s routing, too: Quinn is hitting all 13 colonies, with the goal of performing in all 50 states. Unconstitutional was created not because of his fascination with the Constitution itself, Quinn asserts, but by the unanimous respect Americans have for it.“No one ever says anything bad about it,” he says.“I researched how it created the American personality. Did it actually create it? Or did it not? Or did it? It fuckin’ did.” When asked what he hopes audience members take away from the show, Quinn feigns manic fandom.“I hope they scream,‘He is a genius, and he should be in charge!’” he laughs. But he also wants audiences to think about mob mentality and why we as Americans should be more contemplative and not led by the extremity of some people. He says that the beauty of the Constitution is that everybody is given power. As he traverses the country, Quinn reads. Right now, he’s halfway through Land of Promise, which is about the economics and history of the United States. He says he’s always trying to gain more knowledge for the show. After achieving some fame in the 1980s, Quinn joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1995. He still watches the show now because “there is nothing on TV like it.”After discussing the progression and differences of SNL 20 years ago versus now, Quinn says that he still considers the show to be as exhilarating as ever, even when it’s not that funny. When discussing how his fame before the media has changed over the years, he says it hasn’t. He admits that he’s always been well known, but never famous. “I’m someone who is just accepted, but at least I think I’m famous,” he jokes. “During the Saturday Night Live after-parties, paparazzi will come up to me and say,‘Colin! Colin! … Is Courtney Love in there?’” Still, as someone in the public eye, Quinn is often at the mercy of his fans and haters — thanks in part to social-media apps like Twitter. The comedian says he gets a lot of feedback: “It’s mostly insulting feedback, but I like to post positive thoughts of the day, jokes, and give advice,” he says. “I’m trying to help people out, but they get so angry at me. I keep telling them,‘Let’s try to keep it PG,’ but they always respond with, ‘Fuck you, you fuckin’ sell-out!’ I don’t understand why these people don’t just relax and get a latte at Starbucks.” Quinn touched on many topics in our talk leading up to his show but ended things with a book recommendation. “A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole — it’s the funniest book I have ever read,” he proclaims. And coming from a career funnyman, that’s no small praise.

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wo types of dramatic characters have arguably proved the most consistently compelling over the years: unapologetic villains and those who are tempted to join their ranks. So it’s no surprise that Max McLean and Jeffrey Fiske’s adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters, which comes to the Granada for two performances on Saturday, has been such a nationwide success. The 1942 novel takes the form of a series of letters from hell-based demon Screwtape to his novice nephew Wormwood, and it consists largely of instructions on how to corrupt a typical human. As director McLean explained in a recent interview, the production stays true to that devilishly simple construction. When did you first encounter The Screwtape Letters ? I was in my twenties. I had read C.S. Lewis’s autobiography, Surprised by Joy. I didn’t understand a word of it. But I instantly understood The Screwtape Letters. I thought, “I know this guy. He has been in my life, clouding my thoughts, for a long, long time.” Its impact on me was immediate and profound. Haven’t there been previous dramatizations? There are at least two I’m aware of that attempt to cast all the characters. But then it becomes about the temptee rather than the tempter. You just have people behaving badly, and we’ve all seen that before. We tried to stay close to the book and the voice of Screwtape. The voice that came out of the novel was so smart, so insightful about human nature. It was kind of intoxicating; it drew you in. I thought that, if we could capture the voice of Screwtape, the constellation of ideas that emerge from that voice could be really seductive. Lewis created this morally inverted universe where good is bad, up is down. One of our models for Screwtape was Iago in Othello, along with a little bit of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. Both of them mask [their dark natures] very successfully. So the language is completely from the book? Ninety-nine percent of it. There are a couple of segues we put in, but the words are Lewis’s. The audiobook would be about six hours, and our play is 90 minutes. But we probably tell 75 percent of the story. We skipped a lot of the rabbit trails and byways. The book is written in the form of letters from hell to earth, and we stick to that, but Screwtape has free range on the stage; he’s not sitting behind a desk. Toadpipe, his secretary, is there, handling all the letter management; he takes the dictation and also transforms into people who are mentioned in the book. Screwtape has been played by four actors. Brent [Harris], who has been playing it for a year, had a great sense of the material right from the beginning. He has played Iago and Macbeth, as well as Scar in The Lion King. Sometimes I see him as a cross between Jeremy Irons and Vincent Price. He has a marvelous speaking voice and a great stage presence — confident but very relaxed. He also finds a lot of laughs. The reviews have consistently said that the appeal of this material extends far beyond the hard-core Christian community. So what is that appeal? Lewis does challenge your world view. He converted to Christianity after a seven- or eight-year journey that started with atheism. He really understood the search for meaning. In our cynical age, truth is so relative, but every now and then, regardless of our belief system or worldview, we read or hear something and think, “That’s true!” Lewis gets us there.

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The Changing Light at Santa Barbara by Charles Donelan culture: what people in the past wore, how they lived, and what kinds of tools they used. But what can art tell us about the history of nature? Two very different, yet equally compelling exhibitions of paintings currently on view in Santa Barbara indicate that it’s quite a lot. At the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, the radiant early-20th-century sun is getting a very flattering close-up in Luminescent Santa Barbara: Lockwood de Forest (through March 2). These deeply satisfying representational landscapes coalesce around the artist’s reverent treatment of Central Coast solar energy, circa 1904-1923. De Forest, with his express ideal of painting from a “clear mind plate,” embodied one of the initial impulses of what was to become Pacific Rim Existentialism, the huge international cultural wave that swept along such diverse aesthetic path breakers as Isamu Noguchi, Miki Dora, and R. Crumb. Through his involvement with the importation of fine sculpture and furniture from India in the late 19th century, de Forest absorbed the inner logic of Eastern design culture to a degree unprecedented among American artists of the period. When he reached middle age at the turn of the 20th century, de Forest rediscovered landscape painting and settled in Santa Barbara. At this point, his consciousness was saturated with the mystical undertones of Eastern art, and the resulting images are among the purest, most sincere paintings of natural light imaginable, utterly devoid of the sentimentality that has since rendered so much of the genre kitsch. Canvases like “Rincon Peak from Mission Ridge” (1922), “East Beach” (1912), “Rincon from Montecito” (1912), and “California Sunset, Santa Barbara” (1923) distill the essence of what was then an atmosphere untouched by the effects of carbon emissions, and the delicate colors and fine gradations of tone demonstrate this pristine status. Fast-forward approximately 100 years and the sunsets of Santa Barbara are if anything more spectacular, yet at what cost? The amazing Technicolor light shows we witness now on a nightly basis occur in part due to the higher levels of carbon dioxide and other contaminants in the atmosphere. In The Carbon Paintings, Richard Aber’s new solo show at the Arts Fund (through February 15), this fact manifests as a series of large paintings in which the artist seeks to reimagine the medium to fit a new ecological epoch. These soft, stretcherless behemoths were painstakingly assembled on a sewing machine in the artist’s studio, and then hand painted to resemble giant fragments of reflected atmosphere. Aber grew up in Southern California as the son of an engineer/architect, and these works are the culmination of a decades-long quest to reveal the extent of his sophisticated, art-historically, and environmentally informed awareness of the precarious ecological moment in which we live. By drawing from painting, sculpture, and architecture, Aber has invented a new hybrid form that expresses his conviction that through self-discipline and innovation, the artist may become the proper medium for nature’s message. Although it would be easy at first glance to read these giant irregular grids as minimalist shrouds, upon reexamination and through sustained attention, their surface vitality explodes this initial misperception. While they certainly contain an admixture of warning about the perilous course we are on as a civilization, The Carbon Paintings are, in their own 21st-century way, every bit as celebratory of sunlight, sensation, and vitality as de Forest’s more traditional odes to natural luminescence. Best of all is that, seen together, these two shows form one impression, which is that Santa Barbara remains the center of a powerfully soulful movement in modern art, and one that will continue to make a difference. ■

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riting music has never been the hard part for Pinback’s Zach Smith (a k a Armistead Burwell Smith IV). With three musical projects to serve as creative outlets (Three Mile Pilot, Pinback, and solo project Systems Officer), Smith’s difficulties have always stemmed from the business of music rather than its practice. And, with the current landscape redefining shifts that have occurred within the industry over the last decade (read: the Internet), Pinback finds itself in circumstances not uncommon for bands of a reasonably high profile in 2014. This Monday, January 20, Smith and bandmate Rob Crow bring Pinback to Velvet Jones for a headlining gig in support of the band’s new record, Information Retrieved. We recently had a chance to chat with Smith about ongoing changes in the music business and how fans can get the most out of their music in the Internet age. Looking back on those early Pinback records, did you ever feel like you needed to leave San Diego for L.A., for the sake of proximity to studios? Ehh, no, not really. Pinback was sort of at the beginning of computers, as far as music things go. We first started writing in ’96. We were right there at the edge, when you could first start recording with computers. It was really foreign to us, but it was a lot of fun because it gave us all this power. It was like, “Wow, you mean I don’t have to go to L.A. and pay $3,000 for a studio? I can just hook up my crappy PC?” I mean, yeah, it sounded crappy, but if the song was good, then it’s still pretty cool. … Do you feel like you were some of the first people doing this? I know we were early adopters because I was really geeky about that stuff. There probably aren’t many bands that were doing it when we were. I was just trying to figure everything out. We had some issue once where something was wrong with the hard drive, and we didn’t understand what that meant at all. We were like, “What do you mean

we’re gonna lose all our songs?” But that’s what happened. About half of the first album we did, This Is a Pinback CD, we ended up just putting rough mixes as the final versions of the songs on the record. Have you ever thought about taking charge of your distribution, the way that other artists have done over the last few years? You know, that’s a really cool idea, but most of the people that do that, they’re already millionaires now. Rob and I aren’t, and our record sales matter to our livelihood. I think about the way that you used to hold an album; back 20 years ago, it was this precious thing.You would hold the cover and take out the beautiful vinyl, and you got to read the booklet and read the lyrics. Vinyl is going through a resurgence now, and that’s great. Not only is it way cooler, but it supports musicians. That’s a really interesting thought; it’s almost like owning a record is like owning a book. It’s just so much better to have a physical copy of Moby Dick than it is to have the PDF saved on your computer … Yeah, and I think that’s why vinyl is coming back, really. Because it’s way cooler to own a record than own an mp on your iPod. It’s a special thing, versus just information or something. There isn’t really a better way to distance yourself to music than by hoarding mps on your iPod.

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THIS IS THE REMIX by Aly Comingore often that we talk about the folks behind the scenes — the bookers, promoters, sound guys, and club owners who make Santa Barbara’s music scene tick. With that in mind, it seems no better time than now to drop a long overdue shout-out to two of the area’s newest movers and shakers. This Thursday, January 16, Speak Volumes and We the Beat bring San Fran electro artist Giraffage to SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, and if you’re looking to dance, I recommend you mark your calendar. But more on that later. What’s noteworthy about Thursday’s show has more to do with the S.B. Big Picture. For the third time in almost as many months, We the Beat is bringing an electronic act into a space that has, up until now, featured almost exclusively live, instrument-playing bands and singers/songwriters. Yes, kids, it seems the tides are finally turning. Late last year, Kirk Reed’s We the Beat production project quietly popped up on our concert calendar, boasting shows from such digifriendly acts as electro-popsters Carousel and L.A. beach-beat crafter Goldroom. (It stands to mention that both pulled near-to-completely sold-out crowds into SOhO.) In the months since, Reed has been plotting his next move, which includes a smartly devised collaboration with newfound S.B. music blog and print minimag Speak Volumes. Like WTB, Volumes focuses on the electronic — recent artist spotlights include producers John Talbot and Pablo Nouvelle, and remixes upon remixes upon remixes — but they’re also waving the area-music flag with force. (S.B. acts Future Relic, Ghost Tiger, Gardens & Villa, and Ultraviolet have all made appearances on the site.) Better still, both entities seem dead-set on bringing a new crop of music lovers into the scene through, well, pretty much all the avenues young people are using to access music nowadays. There are well-designed, easy-to-navigate websites. And updated Facebook pages. And

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Artamo Gallery – Agustín Castillo: North and South of Us, through Jan. .  W. Anapamu St., -. C Gallery – Connie Rohde-Stanchfield: BREAK-OUT, through Feb. .  Bell St., Los Alamos, -. Cancer Ctr. of S.B. – Art Heals, a permanent exhibit.  Pueblo St., -. Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art – A Time of Reflection, through Jan. .  State St., -. galerie – Masha Keating, Molly Smith: Nature vs. Nurture, Jan.  - Feb. .  W. Matilija St., Ojai, -. Gallery – George Radon, Robert Waxman, Donna Richey, Katy Zappalà, and Gail Lucas, through Feb. . La Arcada,  State St., -. Gallery Los Olivos – A Little Romance, through Feb. .  Grand Ave., Los Olivos, -. Grossman Gallery, Lompoc Public Library– Oil Paintings by William E. Mitchell, through Jan. .  E. North Ave., Lompoc, -. Hospice of S.B. – Permanent installations by painter Mary Heebner.  Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. , -. James Main Fine Art – Channing Peake: Abstraction in Santa Barbara, through Feb. .  E. De la Guerra St., -. Jane Deering Gallery – The Land Has Many Parts, through Feb. .  E. Canon Perdido St., -. Los Olivos Café – Pamela Zwehl-Burke: Beyond the Surface, through Mar .  Grand Ave., Los Olivos, -. Marcia Burtt Studio – Great and Small, through Jan. .  Laguna St., -. S.B. Tennis Club – Purely Abstract: The Abstract , through Feb. .  Foothill Rd., -. Seven Bar & Kitchen – Kinetic Aesthetic: Paintings by Stuart Carey, through Feb. .  Helena Ave., -. Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery – 100 Grand, through Feb. ; In Defense of Beauty: Leon Dabo’s Floral Oils, through Apr. ; The Winter Salon: 2014, through May .  E. Anapamu St., -. wall space gallery – Home: Art from the Visual Art & Design Academy (VADA), through Feb. .  E. Yanonali St., C-, -. Zookers Café – Photography of Ted Rhodes, through Feb. .  Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, -.

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GALLERIES Arts Fund Gallery – Richard Aber: The Carbon Paintings, through Feb. . -C Santa Barbara St., -.

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Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life at UCSB

CAMA Presents the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (pm)

POP, ROCK & JAZZ Adama –  Chapala St., -. THU: Greg Harrison (pm) Brewhouse –  W. Montecito St., -. THU-SAT, WED: Live Music (pm) Campbell Hall –  Mesa Rd., UCSB, -. THU /: UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave. (pm) Chumash Casino Resort –  E. Hwy. , Santa Ynez, -. THU /: The Fab Four: Ultimate Tribute (pm) THU /: Christopher Cross (pm) Cold Spring Tavern –  Stagecoach Rd., -. FRI: Back Pocket (-pm) SAT: Edge of Town (-pm); Holdfast Rifle Company (-pm) SUN: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan (:-pm); Soul Biscuit (:-:pm) The Creekside –  Hollister Ave., -. MON: Karaoke with Dyno (pm) WED: Country Night (pm) Dargan’s –  E. Ortega St., -. THU: Dannsair (:pm) SAT: Traditional Irish Music (:pm) TUE: Karaoke (pm) Endless Summer Bar/Café –  Harbor Wy., -. FRI: Acoustic guitar and vocals (:pm) EOS Lounge –  Anacapa St., -. THU: Huge Thursday with Mackie and Bix King FRI: Live Music (-pm); DNA Presents SAT: DJ Calvin and Kohjay WED: Salsa Night Hoffmann Brat Haus –  State St., -. THU: Live Music Thursdays (pm) Indochine –  State St., -. TUE: Indie Night (pm) WED: Karaoke (:pm) The James Joyce –  State St., -. THU: Alastair Greene Band (pm) FRI: Kinsella Brothers Band (pm) SAT: Ulysses Jasz Band (:-:pm) SUN, MON: Karaoke (pm) TUE: Ben Markham and Brian Cole WED: Open Mike Night Lobero Theatre –  E. Canon Perdido St., -. THU: An Evening with David Crosby (pm) FRI: An Evening with Shawn Colvin (pm) Marquee –  State St., -. THU: Thursday Jazz Night (pm) Moby Dick Restaurant –  Stearns Wharf, -. WED-SAT: Derroy (pm) SUN: Derroy (am) Muddy Waters Café –  E. Haley St., -. THU /: The Murder Junkies w/The Big Problem (pm) Monty’s –  Hollister Ave., Goleta, -. THU: Karaoke Night (pm) O’Malleys and the Study Hall –  State St., -. THU: College Night with DJ Gavin Old Town Tavern –  Orange Ave., Goleta, -. FRI, SAT, WED: Karaoke Night (:pm) Palapa Restaurant –  State St., -.

Live Mariachi Music (:pm) Ranch & Reata Roadhouse –  Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, -. FRI: Dave Gleason (pm) SAT: The Honorable Judge Mike C (pm) Reds Tapas & Wine Bar –  Helena Ave., -. THU: Music Thursday (pm) Roundin’ Third –  Calle Real, -. THU, TUE: Locals Night (pm) S.B. Maritime Museum –  Harbor Wy., #, -. SAT: Ukulele music and singing (-:pm) Seven Bar & Kitchen –  Helena Ave., -. FRI: Orlando Napier Band (pm) SOhO Restaurant & Music Club –  State St., -. THU: Giraffage, with Underbelly, Cub’b (pm) FRI: King Bee (:pm) SAT: Dirtwire, Mumukshu (pm) SUN: TROPO, DJ David MacIntyre (pm) TUE: Dreamtime Continuum (pm) WED: “Talking to Strangers: An Evening of Spoken Word” (pm) THU: Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, The Rainbow Girls (pm) Statemynt –  State St., -. THU: DJ Akorn WED: Blues Night (pm) Tiburon Tavern –  State St., -. FRI: Karaoke Night (:pm) Velvet Jones –  State St., -. FRI: Face Melting Friday, with Technical Difficulties, Highway , and Wreckless Inc. (pm) SAT: Kicks N Licks (pm) MON: Pinback, Deathfix (pm) WED: Bringing The Heat Burlesque Tour, with The F#@k Money Love Hustle (pm) THU: Antweezy  Presents: Turnt Up Hip-Hop Thursday (pm) Whiskey Richard’s –  State St., -. MON: Open Mike Night (pm) WED: Punk on Vinyl (pm) Wildcat –  W. Ortega St., -. THU: DJs Hollywood and Patrick B SUN: Red Room with DJ Gavin Roy (pm) TUE: Local Band Night (pm) Zodo’s –  Calle Real, Goleta, -. THU: KjEE Thursday Night Strikes (:-:pm) MON: Service Industry Night (pm) FRI:

Martin E. Marty Lecture on Religion in American Life

Stephen Prothero Religious Tolerance in an Age of Extremism Sunday, January 26 / 3:00 p.m. / Free New Vic Theatre, 33 W Victoria Street, Santa Barbara

God is Not One:

Are all religions simply different ways up the same mountain? Or is the key to religious tolerance found in better understanding differences? Stephen Prothero argues that persistent attempts to portray all religions as different paths to the same God overlook the distinct problem that each tradition seeks to solve. Delving into Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Confucianism, Yoruba Religion, Daoism and Atheism, he contends that the path to enduring interreligious understanding lies not in “pretend pluralism,” but in profound knowledge of religious difference. Stephen Prothero, professor of religion at Boston University, has been described by Newsweek as “a world religions scholar with the soul of a late night comic.” His award-winning and bestselling books include The American Bible: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation, God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World—and Why Their Differences Matter, and Religious Literacy: What Americans Need to Know. He regularly comments on religion on National Public Radio and on CNN, NBC, MSNBC, FOX, and PBS. Presented by the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life at UCSB. For further information or assistance in accommodating a disability, please call 893-2317. www.cappscenter.ucsb.edu www.facebook.com/CappsCenter

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a&e | FILM PREVIEW THERE WILL BE BLOOD: Director Daniel Bollag provides commentary in his new doc, Blood Ganja . The film screens as part of this Thursday’s Pop Up Doc Film Festival.

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Daniel Bollag’s New Mini Film Fest Motivated by Causes

“Cirque Éloize is all about artful acrobatics and high-concept theatricality [with] charm and elegance in equal measure.” Oakland Tribune Montreal-based troupe Cirque Éloize transports us to a retro-futuristic industrial world, inspired by the daring aesthetics of classic films Metropolis and Brazil. Through gravity-defying circus arts, dance and theater, 12 multitalented artists and acrobats tell the story of workers who rebel against the spirit-crushing monotony of the factory-city, challenging its boundaries and reinventing themselves. Youths 18 & under save 50% with $65 or $45 adult ticket purchase A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

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aniel Bollag wanted to right a wrong but ended up creating a film festival.“It all began when I made a film about my friend the activist Joshua Braun, who ran the Hortipharm Clinic,” said Bollag out for coffee recently to talk about his mini-documentary pop-up fest at the Arlington Theatre. To Bollag, Braun’s plight underscored an example of the justice system from which the idea of justice had been eliminated. Though a purveyor of medicinal pot, Hortipharm frontman Braun always worked with ultimate transparency, dotting every i and conducting business with lots of police input. So, when the federal government cracked down on Hortipharm’s landlord, Braun promptly shut down. Weeks later, Braun claims, the landlord begged him to reopen. Not long after, however, the feds struck hard with a predawn raid on Braun’s home, hauling off both him and his wife.“The punishment was built into the crime,” said Bollag, who obtained footage of the arrest. Bollag’s angry doc, titled Blood Ganja, may not be a scrupulously balanced film, but it snags on our consciousness, passionately propelling forward to rage against the injustice of the raid, as well as the “crime.” Bollag was so pleased with its relevance he rented the Arlington to screen it.“I figured something as important as this was in Santa Barbara now ought to be presented in a dramatic way.” But then he had another idea.“I figured as long as I had the theater, why not create a whole festival around it?” said Bollag, no stranger to the world of film. Born in New York, he attended the New York Film Academy in Manhattan. After graduating in the early 1990s, Bollag turned to the commodities market to support his family, until one day a coworker dropped dead at his desk, convincing Bollag that the pursuit of dreams ought not to be deferred. He made the independent feature thriller Identical, which ended up getting distribution. “It did all right,” he said. “We sold it to Redbox, and it did all right.” The documentary was next and then the idea of a Pop Up Film Festival. Bollag, who just took over the reins of the Community Film Studio Santa Barbara, says he’s keeping his options open about moving this fest to other towns. He did choose a raft of other brand-new films to present, all of which have a social conscience and heavy local angle. “I felt like most of the Santa Barbara festivals have become marketing arms for big-money studios,” said Bollag, who readily admits he loves the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF). (His family has long been involved with it, he said.) But Bollag feels that festivals are rigged against the filmmakers, who don’t get paid for screening their work and have very slim hopes of getting “picked up” by distributors — even though that’s the lure. He is paying all of the filmmakers participating in his fest. “Filmmaking is the dominant art form of the day,” said Bollag. “Scorsese is the Picasso of this era.” He is doing his part to enhance that culture while offering filmmakers a chance to speak truth. “I was raised this way, to never take anything at face value,” said Bollag, who has planned a day of celebrating those voices, with music, parties, and panels to enhance the experience. “I just hope we have crowds there to see this work.”

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Men in the Crosshairs Lone Survivor. Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, and Emile Hirsch star in a film written and directed by Berg and based on the book by Marcus Luttrell. Reviewed by Josef Woodard

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ONE BAD MOTHER: Meryl Streep, flanked by Julia Roberts and Julianne Nicholson (right), is in fine, acerbic form as the domineering matriarch of August: Osage County . Narratively, the story deals with compressed circumstances. Dad (Sam Shepard), an alcoholic former poet and professor, has disappeared again, possibly for good, and mom (Streep) is in an especially bleak and foul demeanor. Mouth cancer (ironically, her husband says) and pharmaceutical overload, adding to her own natural rancor and acidic wit, lead her to attack her daughters (Julia Roberts, in rare, f-bombing form; mild-mannered Julianne Nicholson; and a tart Juliette Lewis) and anyone else within striking distance. In effect, August: Osage County is one of two bracing war films released in town last week, alongside Lone Survivor — one takes place in an Oklahoman family home, the other in an Afghanistan outback. August comes equipped with black and brackish humor to lighten the load, but its tragedy factor is ever-ready to bubble up from just below ■ the surfaces.

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✯ August: Osage County (121 mins.; R: language including sexual references, drug material) Reviewed on page 55. Riviera ✯ Lone Survivor (121 mins.; R: strong bloody war violence, pervasive language) Arlington/Camino Real/Fiesta 5

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You have to wonder why this turgid American reinterpretation of a Greek myth given a Roman name, filmed in Bulgaria and post-productioned in Sweden, is so boringly non-exotic in the story department. It’s a myth, duh. It’s meant to be crazy. Yet this Hercules is all about self-doubt. Even the cheesy Italian Steve Reeves movies gloried in the god connection — he is the son of Zeus. But this Herk questions his own omnipotence (unlike any Greek guys I know). The original stories tell of an immortal who later chose mortality and spent all his time (when not being vexed into madness by Hera) killing monsters and sweeping out stinky stables with rivers he diverted with his bare hands. He was a questing dude, but this version seems to reflect director Renny Harlin’s own well-founded career misgivings. It’s more about faith and hope than smiting down Chthonic Creatures; it’s practically a self-help book. Where’s the beefcake fun? Sure, you could argue that Kellan (Twilight) Lutz is a poor person’s Chris Hemsworth, but he’s just not that musky or even that awesome, spending more time making out with a Cretan princess than engaging in broadswords. This prosaic Legend of Hercules shows us papa Amphitryon (Scott Adkins) tormenting Herk’s mom, Alcmene (Roxanne McKee), and pledging our hero’s girlfriend to a dorky older brother. A lot of bad things happen, and eventually Hercules turns into something approaching a Liberation theologist with superpowers, though cleansing the Augean stables would have been more interesting. The 3-d effects are surprisingly good, and the story never falls into doldrums or cheesy dance numbers like the old-school

A newlywed couple becomes pregnant after a mysterious, lost night of honeymooning. As the pregnancy progresses, the husband begins to suspect something sinister is at work. Camino Real/Metro 4 I, Frankenstein (93 mins.; PG-13: sequences of intense fantasy action and violence throughout)

Frankenstein’s creation is caught in a centuries-old war between two immortal clans. Camino Real (3- D) (starts Thu., Jan. 23)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (105 mins.; PG-13: sequences of violence and intense action, brief strong language)

As a young CIA analyst, Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) discovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy. Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo The Nut Job (86 mins.; PG: mild action, rude humor)

A grumpy loner squirrel is banished from his park and into the city, where he’s introduced to his new savior: Maury’s Nut Store. Fairview (2-D and 3-D)/ Fiesta 5 (2-D and 3-D)

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A security guard (Kevin Hart) accompanies his girlfriend’s cop brother (Ice Cube) on a 24-hour ride-along in Atlanta in an attempt to prove himself. Camino Real/Fiesta 5

SCREENINGS Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself (89 mins.; NR) Filmmakers Tom Bean and Luke Poling take on the story of author, NFL player, actor, trapeze artist, and “participatory journalist” George Plimpton. (JW) Sun., Jan. 19, 4:30pm, Ojai Playhouse, 145 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai


The Punk Singer (80 mins.; NR) This documentary looks inside the life of musician and activist Kathleen Hanna, who formed and fronted the all-girl punk band Bikini Kill. Wed., Jan. 22, 7:30pm, Plaza de Oro

rediscovered the fun in chapter two, even if it doesn’t imbue us with the bittersweet sense of a golden age gone as the Rings cycle did. (DJP) Metro 4 (2-D and 3-D)

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Set in the antebellum U.S., a free black man from New York is abducted and sold into slavery. This film is a coolly and beautifully crafted piece of work, given a special intensity through the lead performance of Chiwetel Ejiofor. (JW) Fiesta 5

✯ American Hustle (138 mins.; R: pervasive language, some sexual content, brief violence) David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook) writes and directs this drama about a 1970s con man and his partner, who are forced into working for a loose-cannon FBI agent. Russell’s latest film takes its place in the ranks of conning-the-conner cinema lorded over by greats like The Grifters and Catch Me If You Can in which wits and kitsch prevail even as violence lurks around every corner. (JW) Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo

Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) are named targets of the Capitol after their victory at the 74th Hunger Games incites a rebellion. Director Francis Lawrence and his screenwriters have improved a great movie franchise by hiding the machinery well; Hunger Games II is smoother and deeper-feeling. (DJP) Fiesta 5

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✯ Inside Lleywn Davis (105 mins.; R: language, including some sexual references) A young singer makes his way through the Greenwich Village folk scene over the course of a week in 1961. Joel and Ethan Coen write and direct. Tucked into the folds of this deceptively low-key tale are understated, enriching storytelling turns on the Coens’ part. (JW) Plaza de Oro Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (84 mins.; R: pervasive language, some violence, graphic nudity, some drug use)

✯ Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (119 mins.; PG-13: crude humor, language, violence)

San Diego newsman Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) travels to New York for a job at the first 24-hour news channel. Rather than the mere condescending tweak of 1970s local news, Anchorman  actually tries to score satiric points. Of course, the whole movie’s flocked with jokes calibrated for stoner-quality quoting, too. (DJP) Metro 4

A young man is pursued by mysterious forces, while his friends and family attempt to save him. The Marked Ones actually offers a brilliant premise, but instead of pursuing this diverse thread, the film steals from a dozen other movies and ends in the same damn place all the other Paranormal movies do. (DJP) Fiesta 5

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✯ Frozen (108 mins.; PG: some action, mild rude humor) Anna and Kristoff unite on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa and rescue their kingdom from an endless winter. Besides its long-overdue bow to feminist hopes, Frozen strikes a nice balance between expectation and surprise; we’re on safe (if frigid) terrain, but the plot keeps you guessing. (DJP) Fairview (2-D)/Fiesta 5 (2-D)

✯ Philomena (98 mins.; PG-13: some strong language, thematic elements, sexual references) A journalist picks up a story about an older woman searching for her son, who was taken from her decades ago after she was forced into a convent. Steve Coogan abandons his smart hipster shtick to play reporter Martin Sixsmith, and the results are surprisingly moving. Plaza de Oro Saving Mr. Banks (125 mins.; PG-13: thematic elements including some unsettling images)

✯ Gravity (91 mins.; PG-13: intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images, brief strong language) A medical engineer (Sandra Bullock) and an astronaut (George Clooney) struggle to survive after an accident leaves them floating in space. Gravity is a beautifully realized, spare, yet genuinely spacious film, teeming with references to modern science and modern existential angst. (JW) Metro 4 (3-D)/ Fri. and Mon., Jan. 17 and 20, 7 and 10pm, Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte (126 mins.; R: language, sexual content, brief graphic nudity)

Author P.L. Travers reflects on her life while Walt Disney begins production on the film adaptation of her novel Mary Poppins. Spoonfuls of sugar, salt, and historically charged artistic in-fighting make Saving Mr. Banks an intriguing, if overly slick, operation. (JW) Fairview/Paseo Nuevo

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A daydreamer and everyman is sent on a real-world adventure of epic proportions after discovering his job is in jeopardy. Ben Stiller directs and stars. Fiesta 5 The Wolf of Wall Street (180 mins.; R: sequences of strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use, language throughout, some violence)

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22): In her poem “Catch a Body,” Ilse Bendorf says she dislikes the advice “Don’t ever tell anybody anything.” On the other hand,“Tell everyone everything” isn’t the right approach, either, she says. Judging from your astrological omens, Cancerian, I surmise that you’re wavering between those two extremes. You’re tempted to think you’ve got to do one or the other. Should you cultivate the power that comes from being silent and keep people guessing about your true feelings? Or should you seek greater intimacy but risk giving away your power by confessing all your inner thoughts? I suggest you take a middle path. Tell the vivid truth, but carefully and incrementally.

LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): “You know what the greatest tragedy is in the whole world?” asks novelist Terry Pratchett.“It’s all the people who never find out what it is they really want to do or what it is they’re really good at. It’s all the people who never get to know what it is that they can really be.” If that description applies to you even a little, Libra — if you’re still not completely sure what you’re good at and what you want to do — the coming months will be prime time to fix that problem. Start now! How? Open your mind to the possibility that you don’t know yourself as well as you someday will. Take vocational tests. Ask smart people you trust to tell you what they think about your special aptitudes and unique qualities. And one more thing: Be wildly honest with yourself about what excites you.

currently have at your disposal could produce either a rough and ragged high, a volatile risk, a pleasant stimulation, or a useful resource. Which will it be?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): Metaphorically speaking, you have recently come into possession of some new seeds. They are robust. They are hardy. They have the potential to grow into big, strong blooms. So when should you plant them, metaphorically speaking? I’m going to suggest that you wait a while longer. It wouldn’t be bad for them if you sowed them right now, but I think their long-term vitality will be even greater if you postpone the planting for at least a week. Two weeks might be better. Trust your intuition.

TAURUS (Apr. 20 - May 20): You Tauruses are customarily more grounded than the rest of us. But this week, I’m wondering if you will be tempted to escape the laws of gravity and rebel against the call of duty. I suspect that your dreams, at least, will feature uninhibited forays into the wild blue yonder. While you’re sleeping you may float weightlessly in an interplanetary spaceship, become an eagle and soar over forests, wear a futuristic jet pack on your back and zip through the sky, sail across the Serengeti Plains in a hot-air balloon, or have a picnic on a cloud with a feast of cotton candy and sponge cake and mint tea. Would you consider bringing this kind of fun into your waking life?

LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): If a substance has been burned, it can’t be burned again. There’s no flammable stuff left to feed a fire. That’s simple physics. Now as for the question of whether a person can be burned more than once — we’re speaking metaphorically here — the answer is, unfortunately, yes. Some folks don’t learn from their mistakes and don’t have enough emotional intelligence to avoid the bullies and manipulators who burn them again in the future. But I’m confident that you aren’t one of these types, Leo, or that at least you won’t be in the coming days. You may have been burned before, but you won’t be burned this time.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): In his book Schottenfreude: German Words for the Human Condition, Ben Schott dreams up new compound German words for use in English. Here’s one that would serve you well in the coming week: Fingerspitzentanz, meaning “fingertips-dance.” Schott says it refers to “tiny triumphs of nimble-fingered dexterity.” His examples: fastening a bracelet, tightening a miniscule screw, unknotting, removing a recalcitrant sticker in one unbroken peel, rolling a joint, identifying an object by touch alone, slipping something off a high shelf. Both literally and metaphorically speaking, Scorpio, you now have an abundance of this capacity. Everything about you is more agile and deft and limber than usual. You’ll be a master of Fingerspitzentanz.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): The Flemish artist Jan van Eyck (13951441) was renowned for his innovative mastery of oil painting. He signed many of his works not just with his name but also with his motto: Als ich kan. Its idiomatic translation is “The best I can do.”What he meant was that he had pushed his talent and craft to the limit, and then stopped and relaxed, content that he had given all he could. I invite you to have a similar attitude as you wrap up the projects you’re currently involved in, Aquarius. Summon all your passion and intelligence as you create the most excellent outcome possible, but also know when to quit. Don’t try too hard; just try hard.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): What part of your life is too small, and you want to make it bigger? Is there a situation that’s overly intense and dramatic, and you wish you could feel more lighthearted about it, less oppressed? Are you on a quest that has become claustrophobic, and you’d love to find a way to make it more spacious and relaxed? If you answered yes to any of those questions, Gemini, there’s good news. Very soon now, you will have a close encounter with the magic you need to open what has been closed and expand what has been narrow. Be alert for it. Be crafty as you gather it in and harness it for your use.

VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): “People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year,” said author Peter Drucker.“People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.” In general I agree with that assessment. But I think it needs to be altered for your situation in the coming months. Here’s the adjusted version of the formula: Virgos who don’t take risks in 2014 will make an average of 3.1 big mistakes. Virgos who do take risks in 2014 will make, at most, a half a big mistake.

PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20): It’s an excellent time to rise up and revolt against conventional wisdom. I urge you to immunize yourself against trendy groupthink as you outwit and outmaneuver the status quo. Have fun and activate your playful spirit to the max as you create work-arounds to the way things have always been done. At the same time, Pisces, stay acutely attuned to your compassion and common sense. Don’t be a quarrelsome intransigent. Don’t be rebellious just to please your ego. If you follow these guidelines, you will be able to pull off a graceful insurrection that both soothes and stimulates your soul.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): The four elements that compose cocaine are the same as those that make up TNT, caffeine, and nylon: hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen. The combinations and proportions of elements are different in each substance, of course. But the point, for our purposes, is that the same raw materials lead to different results. I foresee a similar drama unfolding in your own life, Sagittarius. How you assemble the ingredients you

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American BEACHBREAK CAFE, 324 State St, 962‑2889. $ Open 7a‑2:30p 7 days a week. Covered outdoor patio on State. Great Breakfast & Lunch.

Bistro/Cafe JACK’S BISTRO & “FAMOUS BAGELS” 53 South Milpas (In Trader Joe’s Plaza) 564‑4331; 5050 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria 566‑1558. $ Extensive menu, beer & wine, on site catering ‑ Call Justen Alfama 805‑566‑1558 x4 Voted BEST BAGELS 16 years in a row! www.bagelnet.com

OPAL RESTAURANT & Bar 1325 State St. 966‑9676 $$.Open M‑S 11:30a & 7 nights 5p. V MC AE Local’s Favorite, Eclectic California Cuisine fuses creative influences from PACIFIC CREPES 705 Anacapa St. around the world with American 882‑ 1123.OPEN Tues‑Fri 10a‑3p & Regional touches: Chile‑Crusted 5:30p‑ 9p, Sat 9a‑9p, Sun 9a‑3p From Filet Mignon to Pan‑ Seared Fresh the flags of Bretagne & France to the Fish & Seafood, Homemade Pastas, “Au revoir, a bientot”; experience an Gourmet Pizzas, Fresh baked Breads, authentic French creperie. Delicious Deliciously Imaginative Salads & crepes, salads & soups for break‑ Homemade Desserts. OPAL radiates fast, lunch & dinner. Tasty Crepe a friendly, warm atmosphere graced Suzette or crepe flambee desserts. by our fun efficient Service, Full bar, Specials incl. starter, entree & des‑ Martinis, Wine Spectator award‑win‑ sert. Homemade with the best fresh ning wine list, private room. Lunches products. Relax, enjoy the ambi‑ are affordable and equally delicious. ence, the food & parler francais! Bon Appetit! pacificcrepe.com PIERRE LAFOND Wine Bistro 516 State Street 962‑1455 $$ PETIT VALENTIEN, 1114 STATE Open Every Day M‑F 11a‑9p Sat/ ST. #14, 805‑966‑0222. Open M‑F Sun 9a‑ 10p Brunch Sat/Sun 9a‑3p 11:30‑ 3pm (lunch). M‑Sat 5pm‑Close Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. A local (dinner). Sun $24 four course prefix favorite since 1993. California cui‑ dinner. In La Arcada Plaza, Chef sine showcasing the best local prod‑ Robert Dixon presents classic French ucts. Steamed Mussels, Flatbreads, comfort food at affordable cost Grilled Duck Breast, Vegetarian in this cozy gem of a restaurant. dishes, Sherry Wine cake, Wines Petit Valentien offers a wide array from around the world. Happy Hour of meat and seafood entrees along Mon‑Sat 4:30‑6:30. Sidewalk patio. with extensive small plates and a www.pierrelafond.com wine list specializing in amazing quality at arguably the best price in town. A warm romantic atmo‑ sphere makes the perfect date spot. Comfortable locale for dinner parties, YEN CHING 2840 De La Vina St. or even just a relaxing glass of wine. 682‑ 7191 7 days/wk M‑Sun 11a‑9p, Reservations are recommended. ALL YOU CAN EAT Buffet: Lunch M‑F 11‑2 Sat & Sun Lunch 11‑2:30, RENAUD’S PATISSERIE & Bistro, Dinner Buffet 5:10‑8:30 incl all you 3315 State St. in Loreto Plaza, 569‑2400 can eat steak, shrimp & crab legs‑ & 1324 State St. Ste N 892‑2800 $$ Discounts for kids. Owner /Chef Joe M ‑ Sat 7‑ 5, Sun 7‑3 & M‑Sun 7‑ 3 Tzeng‑ Master Chef 25+yrs serving Wide selection of wholesome French traditional Mandarin & Szechuan pastries. Breakfast & lunch menu is delicacies. All day take out‑ FREE composed of egg dishes, sandwiches delivery after 5pm & salads representing Renaud’s favor‑ ites. Our Brewed coffees & teas are proudly 100% Organic.

AUTHENTIC ETHIOPIAN CUISINE Featured at Petit Valentien Restaurant 1114 State St. #14, 805‑966‑0222. Open Sat‑Sun Lunch ONLY 11am‑2:‑ 30pm. Serkaddis Alemu offers in ever changing menu with choices of vegitarian, vegan, and meat options. Catering Avaliable for parties of up to 40 people.

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Cajun/Creole THE PALACE Grill, 8 E. Cota St., 963‑ 5000. $$$. Open 7 days, Lunch 11:30a‑ 3p, Dinner 5:30p, V MC AE. Contemporary American grill w/ a lively, high‑energy atmosphere & fun, spontaneous events. Featuring fine grilled steaks, fresh seafood, delicious pastas, select American Regional specialties, like Blackened Crawfish‑ stuffed Filet Mignon, Louisiana Bread Pudding Souffle.

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SB COFFEE Roasting Company 321 Motor Way SB 962‑5213– NOW WITH FREE WI‑FI! Santa Barbara’s premiere coffee roasting company since 1989. Come in for the freshest most delicious cup of coffee ever and watch us roast the best coffee in town at our historic Old Town loca‑ tion ‑ Corner of State & Gutierrez. Gift baskets, mail order & corporate gifts avail. sbcoffee.com.

Indian FLAVOR OF INDIA 3026 State 682‑ 6561 $$ www.flavorofindiasb.com VOTED BEST 17yrs. Finest, most authentic Indian cuisine is affordable too! All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet $8.95 M‑S dinner combos $9.95+ Specials: Tandoori‑ Mixed or Fish, Chicken Tikka Masala, Shrimp Bhuna. Also: meat, curries & vegetarian.Wine & Beer. Take out. 20yrs of Excellence! january 16, 2014

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INDIA CLUB/SPICE 5701 Calle Real. 805‑967‑7171. Moved from State Street, brand new location! Authentic Indian Cuisine. Zagat Rated since 2006. A family owned restaurant from London, lunch buffet $9.95 7 days a week, w/ special Dosa menu on Sat. & Sun. Beer & Wine. Open 7 days a week. NAAN STOP ‑ Popular, Casual Dinining, Indian Restaurant w/ Boba drinks, rice vegan bowls starting from $4.95 & combos starting from $6.95! 966 Embarcadero del Mar 685‑4715. Open 7 Days a Week

Japanese ICHIBAN JAPANESE Restaurant/ Sushi Bar, 1812 Cliff Dr., 805‑564‑7653. Mon‑Sat Lunch 11:30‑2:30. Dinner 7 days a week, 5‑10pm. Lunch Specials, Bendo boxes. Full sushi bar, tatami seats. Fresh Fish delivered all week. KYOTO, 3232 State St, 687‑1252.$$. Open 7days M‑F 11:30a‑2p; Sat Noon‑ 2:30p Lunch; Sun‑Thur 5‑10p Dinner, Fri‑Sat 5p‑10:30p.Complete Sushi Bar. Steak & Seafood Specials! Sashimi, Teriyaki, original Japanese appetizers & Combination Boat Dinner. SB’s only TATAMI Rooms reservations suggested. Beer, Wine & Sake.Take Out. Birthday customers get FREE tempura ice cream & photo on our website! KyotoSB.com

Steak HOLDREN’S 512 State St. 965‑3363 Lunch & Dinner Daily. Featuring $20 Prime Rib Wednesdays‑ USDA 12 oz Prime MidWestern corn‑fed beef char‑ broiled over mesquite; or try from our selections of the freshest seafood. We offer extensive wine & martini lists & look forward to mak‑ ing your dining experience superb! Reservations avail. RODNEY’S Grill, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard at The Fess Parker – A Doubletree by Hilton Resort 805‑564‑ 4333. Serving 5pm – 10pm Tuesday through Saturday. Rodney’s Grill Menu is Fresh and New. Featuring all natural hormone‑free beef and fresh seafood, appetizers, and incredible desserts. The place to enjoy dinner with family and friends by the beach. Private Dining Room for 30. Full cock‑ tail bar with specialty cocktails. Wine cellar with Santa Barbara County & California best vintages by‑the‑glass www.rodneyssteakhouse.com

Think lunch. Think Palazzio. LUNCH “QUARTER ORDERS” Still the best deal in town! (Available M-F)

1026 State Street 805-564-1985 www.palazzio.com

Irish DARGAN’S IRISH Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega St. (next to lot 10) SB, 568‑0702. $$. Open 7 days 11:30a‑ Close (Food ‘til 10p, 11p on Sat/ Sun). AE MC V Disc. Authentic Irish food & atmosphere in downtown SB. Specialties from Ireland include Seafood & Meat dishes. Informal, relaxed pub‑style atmosphere. Live music Thursday nights. Children wel‑ come. Avail. for private parties. Pool & Darts.

Natural NATURAL CAFE, 508 State St., 5 blocks from beach. 962‑9494 Goleta‑ 5892 Hollister 692‑2363. 361 Hitchcock Way 563‑1163 $. Open for lunch & dinner 7 days. A local favorite for dinner. Voted “Best Lunch in Santa Barbara” “Best Health Food Restaurant” “Best Veggie Burger” “Best Sidewalk Cafe Patio” “Best Fish Taco” all in the Independent Reader’s Poll. Daily Specials, Char‑Broiled Chicken, Fresh Fish, Homemade Soups, Hearty Salads, Healthy Sandwiches, Juice Bar, Microbrews, Local Wines, and the Best Patio on State St. 9 locations serving the Central Coast. www.thenaturalcafe.com

Thai YOUR PLACE Restaurant, 22 N. Milpas St., 966‑5151, 965‑9397. $$. Open Mon 4‑9:45pm Tues‑Thurs & Sun 11: 30a‑9:45p, Fri/Sat 11:30a‑10:30p. V MC AE. Your Place ‑ The One & Only. Voted “BEST THAI FOOD” for 26 years by Independent and The Weekly readers, making us a Living Legend! Lunch & dinner specials daily. Fresh seafood & tasty vegetarian dishes. Santa Barbara Restaurant Guide selected us as the Best Thai Restaurant for exceptional dining reflected by food quality, ser‑ vice & ambiance.

Italian ALDO’S ITALIAN Restaurant 1031 State St. 963‑6687. $$ Open 7 days. Lunch & Dinner. V MC AE DC DV. Local SB favorite for over 25 years offers fast, friendly service in the heart of downtown. Dine outdoors in our heated courtyard. Enjoy new home‑ style cuisine like Chicken Parmigiana or Fresh Fish specials in a comfort‑ able, romantic atmosphere. Vegan & Gluten‑ Free Pasta and Salad Options available. Wine & Beer. Full menu at: www.sbaldos.com

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WINE GUIDE Wineries/Tasting Rooms

Wine of the Week The Brander Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Few times are more exciting for wine lovers than the first releases of the past year’s harvest (which, at least in these parts, are almost exclusively white and pink), and this bottling from Santa Ynez pioneer Fred Brander, who started his family winery in 1975, boasts all of the elements to satisfy our cravings. His 2013 sauv blanc is fresh on the nose, vivid on the tongue, and refreshing throughout, encapsulating what will go down as a historic harvest for both quality and quantity, a combination that hopefully means lower prices for better wines across the board. It’s delicate and only the palest of a yellow shade, but has the grassy, even cat pee elements typical of the grape, which this particular wine sources from all around the Los Olivos area. See brander.com.

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BABCOCK WINERY & VINEYARDS. 5175 HWY 246 Sta. Rita Hills. 805‑736‑ 1455 Open 10:30‑5 p.m. daily. For 30 years Bryan Babcock has been honing his craft. Venture into beautiful wine country and savor his extraordinary collection of highly expressive sin‑ gle‑vineyard Pinot Noirs rarely offered outside of the winery. Sample highly acclaimed Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. Cabernet and Syrah sourced from warmer SB Co. locales are voluptuous. Taste wine and shop for eclectic gifts in a newly renovated, vintage inspired atmo‑ sphere. www.babcockwinery.com SANTA BARBARA Winery, 202 Anacapa St. 963‑3633. Open Sun‑ Thurs 10a‑6p & Fri‑Sat 10a ‑ 7p, small charge for extensive tasting list. 2 blocks from both State St & the beach. This venerable winery is the coun‑ ty’s oldest‑ est.1962, and offers many internationally acclaimed wines from their Lafond Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills. Try some of Winemaker Bruce McGuire’s small production bottling. www.sbwinery.com

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by appointment. SB’s oldest wine shop, over 23 years same location. We are Santa Barbara’s premier wine retailer, offering a wide variety of local and imported wines. Our diverse assortment of wine comes from the world’s finest vineyards with prices starting around $9. View our full inven‑ tory @ www.renegadewines.com. We store your wine. 3000sq feet of temp. controlled wine lockers; 8 case lock‑ ers‑300 case rooms. Off‑street parking. 2 blocks from State St. (2nd drive‑ way @ 126 E. Haley) Monthly tast‑ ings & private tastings available. We ship wine. Keep in touch: Facebook, Google+, Twitter


The Restaurant Guy by JOHN DICKSON

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DAILY SPECIALS M O N D AY B R E A K FA S T B U R R I T O $ 4 . 9 9 FA J I TA S B U R R I T O $ 6 . 4 9 *

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hough still open, the end is in sight for popular uptown eatery Brummis, The German Taste, at  State Street, which plans to close in the near future. In SantaBarbara .com’s annual restaurant survey, Brummis has been voted “Best German Restaurant” every year since it opened in July 2008. The family behind the popular dining destination sent me a message and asked me to share it with you: “Hi everyone. This is Ela for Brummis — The German Taste. It is true that our restaurant is up for sale but just to clear it: We still serving our German food until the last second of the last day. :-) Of course we don’t know when that will be but I truly hope some of you come by to say good-bye. My mum Veronika and I decided out of personal reasons to continue our journey on a different path. A new business idea and a personal situation changed everything. My parents and I had good and bad times, but for sure it was the customers who made every second worth it and for that we say,‘Thank you!’ So please feel free to swing by for a schnitzel and a beer! It’s not over yet! And to you, John: Thank you for the call. Appreciated! Happy New Year to all of you! Let’s see what 2014 will bring us! Prost! Family Brumm.”

W E D N E S D AY B R E A K FA S T B U R R I T O $ 4 . 9 9 VEGGIE BURRITO $6.49*

T H U R S D AY B R E A K FA S T B U R R I T O $ 4 . 9 9 M I L A N E S A TA M P I Q U E N A $ 6 . 4 9 *

F R I D AY B R E A K FA S T B U R R I T O $ 4 . 9 9 BURRITO MOJADO $6.49*

S AT U R D AY B R E A K FA S T B U R R I T O $ 4 . 9 9 CALIFORNIA BURRITO $6.49*

S U N D AY B R E A K FA S T B U R R I T O $ 4 . 9 9 C O M B I N AT I O N P L AT E $ 6 . 4 9 * BRUMMIS BYE-BYE: Founded in July 2008 by Veronika Brumm (left) and her daughter, Ela, Brummis is for sale.

*LUNCH SPECIALS INCLUDE A FREE SODA 626 W. Micheltorena, SB • Daily 6am–10pm • 962-4028 2030 Cliff Dr, Mesa • Daily 7am–10pm • 966-3863 6527 Madrid Rd., IV • Thurs-Sat 24 hrs/Sun-Wed 7am-3am • 770-3806

reportedly the highest per-square-foot price for a State Street building sale in 2013. share with you: “Hi John — Two large thumbs up for Mac’s Fish & Chip Shop ( State St.) — Mac donated $910 to the Angels Foster Care of S.B. from the sale of his Holiday Pies. That’s 182 pies at $5 a time. Mac’s too modest to tell you, so I am. All the best, Ken.” Of course, the colorful Mac himself followed up with a classic response: “Cheers Ken. It was a combination of modesty and being too busy gazing lovingly at myself in a mirror that delayed me reporting this to JD sooner. But seeing as you mention it, big thanks to everyone that supported the appeal. Hopefully now we can get back to selfishly selling pies with 100 percent of proceeds to the Mac’s Kids College/Bail Fund Appeal. Cheers, Mac.” BREAKFAST HAPPY HOUR: The latest from D’ Angelo Bread at  West Gutierrez Street: “Good Morning John, We just wanted to let you know that starting tomorrow, Friday, January 10th through January 31st D’Angelo Bread will have a Breakfast Happy Hour! Our Patrons will get free coffee with the order of any breakfast entree between 7 and 8 am. Thank You for sharing this with your readers. Dietmar, D’Angelo Bread.” BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: A message to you from Carl’s Jr. restaurants: “Hi John, To celebrate its delicious roots and honor Carl’s Jr. founder Carl Karcher’s January birthday, all participating Carl’s Jr. restaurants in the Santa Barbara area among others will re-introduce Jumbo Chili Dogs at a special price of two for $3. The offer started Jan. 8, and runs for a limited time. The Carl’s Jr. Jumbo Chili Dogs include a Farmer John hot dog topped with spicy beef chili, chopped onions and mustard, served on a toasted hot dog bun. At two for $3, guests can bring a friend and their appetite to enjoy a true Carl’s Jr. classic. Best, Mackenzie, for Carl’s Jr.” THANKS, MAC: Reader Ken sent me a message to

Street has closed. The eatery opened for business in February 2012. An anonymous reader put me in touch with the Montesano Group, owner of The Pan, Joe’s Café, Lucky’s, and other local eateries, and they offered these details: “It is in escrow, and the buyers are out of Los Angeles. It’s Mexican concepts; they are career industry people, so we’re excited about them coming. The Pan is looking for a new location.”

THE PAN CLOSES: The Pan restaurant at  East Cota

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NOYUMYUM: Readers Cris and Papa John let me know that YoYumYum frozen yogurt at -A Calle Real in Goleta has closed its doors for good. The eatery opened in June 2009 and competition, in the form of the popular dessert destination Yogurtland, opened up just 100 yards away last March. Papa John sent me a photo of a new sign that is now posted on the front door. It reads: “To our customers, We thank you for your loyalty these past years. Unfortunately we have decided to close the doors to our Goleta location, effective immediately. We truly have enjoyed serving you and being a part of your day! Thank you so much for your business. Our remaining locations in Carpinteria and Oxnard will still remain open. We look forward to serving you there. It you have purchased a gift card you can use them at our Carpinteria and Oxnard locations. Thank you once again. It’s been a wonderful experience. Carpinteria YoYumYum,  Casitas Pass Road. Oxnard YoYumYum,  N. Ventura Road.”

Calendar of Fundraisers SAVE THE DATE Publishes February 13, 2014 AD SPACE AVAILABLE

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of Blush Restaurant & Lounge at  State Street has purchased the building that houses the popular dining destination after years of leasing. The property sold at the end of December for $2,725,000, which is SEE P. 41

BLUSH UPDATE: It’s been reported that the owner

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phone 965-5208 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: The Conscious Garden at 32 N. Milpas Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Lilliana Luu Garcia (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Lilliana Garcia This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 27, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003808. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Cpatton Art at 500 California Ave #1 Santa Monica, CA 90403; Charlie Patton (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Charlie Patton This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 23, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003773. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Manifest Building at 221 West Ortega Street Apt A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Lee T Schmidt (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 17, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003726. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Evergreen Compassionate Care at 5142 Hollister Ave #211 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Towering House Corporation 1072 Casitas Pass Rd #202 Carpinteria, CA 93013 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Zachery Schuefer‑President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 30, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2013‑0003818. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Work For Courage at 1535 Santa Barbara Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Nancy Edmundson This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 30, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑0003810. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Passenger Taxi at 932 San Pascual Street A‑5 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Cirilo Ibarrra Fuentes (same address) Cirilo Fuentes (same address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Cirilo Fuentes This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 3, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0000018. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CBSB, Custom Built Santa Barbara, Custom Built SB at 126 Santa Ynez Street #B Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Johnathan Anselmo (same address) Yeni Salinas (same address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Johnathan Anselmo This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 2, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000004. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Las Abuelitas of Santa Barbara at 3715 Amalfi Way #B Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Barbara Ann Lotito (same address) This business is conducted by a Unincorporated Association Signed: Barbara Ann Lotito This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 2, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2014‑0000015. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014.

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This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑0003738. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Blue Otter Builders, Commuter Bicycles, Income Bicycles, Koga America, Koga USA, The Santa Cruz Island Company at 1316 Clifton Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Eric Maurice Scwartz (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Eric Scwartz This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 7, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000046. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Corrigan & Company at 322 N. Nopal Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Protective Financial And Insurance Services, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Greg Doscher This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 6, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑0000032. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Today’s Nails at 3114 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Hong Yen T. Do (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Yen Do This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 7, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000045. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Owens Electric, Santa Barbara Temporary Power at 5386 Hollister Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Owens /electric Enterprises, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Irene Owens, Secretary This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000063. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Ray’s Mobile Automotive at 1133 Punta Gorda Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Ray M Herrera (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Ray M Herrera This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑0000051. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Shear Envy at 5370 Hollister Ave. Suite 5A Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Yvette Alacon 1632 Eucalyptus Dr. #11 Solvang, CA 93463; Cesar Gutierrez 4280 Calle Real SPC 58 Santa Barbara, CA 93110 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Cesar Gutierrez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 7, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000041. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Menuvistas.com at 1018 Alphonse Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; William E Cunnigham 4987 Pebble Hill Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Nathan C Lem 1018 Alphonse Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: William E. Cunningham This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 3, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000021. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Dental Care of Santa Barbara, Dental Care of Santa Barbara, Dental Group of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Dental Care, Santa Barbara Dental Center, Santa Barbara Dental Group, Weber & Malek Dental Group at 2411 Bath Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Mickel Malek 1616 La Coronilla Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Joseph C Weber 1304 Crestline Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Mickel Malek This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 7, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0000047. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Ranch Gear at 3694B Tivola Street Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Recovery Ranch, LLC 3687 Manzana Santa Ynez, CA 93460 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Partnership Signed: Daniel Ross This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 2, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000012. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Summerland Inn at 2161 Ortega Hill Road Summerland, CA 93067; Hwei Mei Lu Ko (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Hwei Mei Lu Ko This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 31, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003826. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014.

legals aBc Permit NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of filing application: Dec 6 2013. To Whom it May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/ are: NICKY DS WOOD FIRED PIZZA LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 2840 De La Vina St Ste B Santa Barbara, CA 93105‑3465 for the following type of License: 41‑ON‑SALE BEER AND WINE PLACE and Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1000 South Hill Road Ste 310 Ventura, CA 93003. (805) 289‑0100. Published. Dec 18, 24 2013. Jan 2 2014. NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of filing application: Dec 3 2013. To Whom it May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: SANTA BARBARA ZOOLOGICAL FOUNDATION The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 500 Ninos Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93103‑3759 for the following type of License: 47‑ON‑SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE and Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1000 South Hill Road Ste 310 Ventura, CA 93003. (805) 289‑0100. Published. Dec 12, 19, 26 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara Yoga Coopertive at 32 E. Mitcheltorena Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Barbara Hirsch 1715 Villa Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Barbara Hirsch. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 20, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003767. Published: Dec 26 2013. Jan 2, 9, 16 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Ala Mar Motel at 102 W. Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Peter Bohle 1303 Crestline Drive Santa Babara, CA 93105; Herbert Schulte 128 Arboleda Road Santa Barbara, CA 93110. This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Herbert Schulte. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 12, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003740. Published: Dec 26 2013. Jan 2, 9, 16 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CMS Handyman Services at 825 Calle Malaga Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Charles Schwab (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Charles M Schwab This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 9, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003644. Published: Dec 26 2013. Jan 2, 9, 16 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Gilcest Construction, Race Corps at 1316 Monetcito Place Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Aegisian Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Robert A. Gilcrest, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 16, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0003724. Published: Dec 26 2013. Jan 2, 9, 16 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: A Blonde & Her Bag at 710 West Pedregosa Street #3 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Kaylin A. Fox (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Kaylin Fox This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 16, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑0003720. Published: Dec 26 2013. Jan 2, 9, 16 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Neve Fine Art at 1740 Grand Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Jendo Corporation (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Elihu Bogan This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 16, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑0003723. Published: Dec 26 2013. Jan 2, 9, 16 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Ynez Valley Roofing Company at 250 Industrial Way, Suite E Buellton, CA 93427; Black Gold Roofing, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Darin Ferguson, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 4, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003610. Published:Jan 2, 9, 16, 23 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Taffy’s Pizza at 2026 De La Vina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; SLC Enterprises, Inc 307 East Figueroa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Casey Groves This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 19, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2013‑0003755. Published: Jan 2, 9, 16, 23 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara Window Fashions, SB Home Design at 1401 De La Vina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Fine Cabinetry LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Thomas Mehling This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 2, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabrielle Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0000009. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: “The Original” Jerry The Plumber at 1521 San Miguel Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93130; David Raphael Morelos (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: David R. Morelas This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 3, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabrielle Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000023. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: What Is Love at 220 East Sola Street #3 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Christy M Haynes (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Christy Haynes This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 2, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabrielle Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0000005. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Divine Balanced Wellness at 48 Willow Springs Court, Apt 101 Goleta, CA 93117; Tamara Teitelbaum (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Tamara Teitelbaum This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 31, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑0003831. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Hive Events at 326 North Alisos Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Hive Events, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Teal Haggar, Manager This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 30, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003814. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Neoserra at 5385 Hollister Ave, Bldg 12 Santa Barbara, CA 93117; Outreachsystems.com 4426 Via Bendita Santa Barbara, CA 93110‑2306 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 27, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003801. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Christine House, Hinchee Homes, Jessica House, Milton House at 825 North Kellogg Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Jessie Hopkins Hinchee Foundation (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Tim Durnin This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 9, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003648. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara Cycling at 531 East Cota Street, Studio 6 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Derin Stockton Design, LLC 33247 Via Alvaro Temecula, CA 92592; This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Derin Stockton This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 10, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003667. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Sterling Laundry at 3433 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Robert Heckes (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Robert Heckes This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 26, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003795. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RHW Properties at 800 Santa Barbara Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Justin Kellenberger (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Justin Kellenberger This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0000060. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RS Designs at 1627 San Pascual Street, Suite B Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Reed Snider (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Reed Snider This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 9, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000032. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara Iron Team at 1767 Grand Avenue #B Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Zachary Bertges (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Zack Bertges This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 9, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2014‑0000071. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Santa Barbara Clinic at 314 E Carrillo Street, Suite 7 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Matthew Payne MD 1632 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Matthew Payne This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2014‑0000056. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Montecito Locations at 222 Meigs Road, #1 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Brandon Smith (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Brandon Smith This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0000057. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014.

FBn aBanDonment STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Santa Barbara School of Music at 5276 Hollister Ave. Suite 253 Santa Barbara, CA 93111 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Nov 5, 2009. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2009‑0003513. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Marisa Brownfield 4651 Gerona Way Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Jonathan Brownfield (same address) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 2, 2014 I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. Published. Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Dental Care of Santa Barbara, Dental Group of Santa Barbara, Santa Dental Dental Center, Dental Center of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Dental Care, Santa Barbara Dental Group, Frederick & Weber Dental Group at 2411 Bath Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Nov 5, 2009. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2010‑0002765. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Joseph C. Weber 1304 Crestline Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Brian D. Frederick 3057 Calle Noguera Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 7, 2014 I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. Published. Jan 16, 23, 30 Feb 6 2014.

name cHanGe IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF MR. LAWRENCE ANDREW MENDOZA ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 1438034 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: LAWRENCE ANDREW MENDOZA TO: LAWRENCE ANDREW ZUNIGA THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING Feb 5, 2014 9:30am, Dept 6, County of Santa Barbara 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Anacapa Division. A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Dec 4, 2013. by Kristi Temple; Deputy Clerk for James E. Herman, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014.

Fictitious Business name statement FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Duncan Turner MD, The Medical Rejuvenation Clinic of Dr. Duncan Turner, Inc. at 737 Garden Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; The Medical Rejuvenation Clinic of Dr. Duncan Turner, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Duncan Turner, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 18, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003736. Published: Dec 26 2013. Jan 2, 9, 16 2014.

PuBlic notices NOTICE OF SALE OF STORAGE UNIT Storage Unit is rented by: Margaret Deto Located at 726 De La Vina Street #G3, Santa Barbara Contents of storage unit: papers, kitchen item, car steroes, toys, clothes Sale Date 1/28/14 9am. Published Dec 26, 2013 and Jan 2, 9,16, 2014.

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(LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): American Express Bank, FSB, federal savings bank NOTICE! You have been sued.The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case.There may be a court form that you can use your for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center(www. courtinfo.­ ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, askthe court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.­ lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.­ courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statuory lien for waived fees and costs on any settement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a cival case.The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ADVISO! Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue une copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo.ca gov/selfhelp/espanol/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no

presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL‑120 o FL‑123) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefonica no basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar ordenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte tambien le puede ordenar que pague manutencion, y honorarios y costos legales. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario un formulario de exencion de cuotas. Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal, pongase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informacion para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.­ gov), en el sitio Web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.­ lawhelpcalifornia.org) o poniendose en contacto con el colegio de abgados de su condado. NOTICE: The restraing order on page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are emforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. AVISO: Las ordenes de restriccion que figuran en la pagina 2 valen para ambos conyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la peticion, se emita un fallo o la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas ordenes puede hacerlas acerlas acater en cualquier lugar de California. NOTE: If a judgment or support order is entered, the court may order you to pay all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for yourself or for the other party. If this happens, the party ordered to pay fees shall be given notice and an opportunity to request a hearing to set aside the order to pay wavied court fees. AVISO: Si se emite un fallo u orden de manutencion, la corte puede ordenar que usted pague parte de, o todas las cuotas y cuotas de la corte previamente exentas a peticion de usted o de la otra parte. Si esto ocurre, la parte orderada a pagar estas cuotas debe recibir aviso y la oportunidad de solicitar una audiencia para anular la orden pagar las cuotas exentas. 1. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre, direccion de la corte es) COOK DIVISION 312‑C EAST COOK STREET SANTA MARIA, CA 93454‑5165 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or petitioner without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o de demandante que no tiene abogado, es) Esmaeil Hedayatpoor 1412 Burton Mesa Blvd, Lompoc, CA 93436 Date (Fecha): Dec 5, 2013. Clerk (Actuario), Gary Blair, by John Tennant, Deputy (Asistente). Published Jan 16, 23, 30 2013. Feb 6 2013.

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(Continued) court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an Interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A Hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 02/06/2014

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MELVIN STANLEY GOLDBERG CASE NO: 1439599 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of MELVIN STANLEY GOLDBERG A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: Roslyn Payne in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Roslyn Payne be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The Petition requests the decendent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the

AT 9:00 am Dept: Five Room: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93121. Anacapa Division. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you

of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: 200 S. 13th Street Suite 208 Grover Beach, CA 93433 Published Jan. 16, 23, 30, 2014

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1721 Santa Barbara St. 1890’s Victorian located in the prestigious “Upper East” area of Santa Barbara. This four bedroom, 3 bath, 3,346 square foot home, boasts numerous fireplaces, inlaid woodworking through out, hardwood flooring, wood bannister and staircase, high ceilings, living, dining, and dramatic entry/foyer. Exterior features include .29 acre lot with newer 2 car garage, large outside porch, classic stone and wrought iron fencing, and additional infrastructure upgrades. Close to completion, this home can be the home you’ve always wanted; all that is needed is some finishing touches to make this home yours. Plans, drawings, amenities list will be provided once home is shown, and buyer interest is expressed.

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FEATURED PROPERTY 401 ORILLA DEL MAR

FEATURED PROPERTY 15 W. PADRE STREET

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SANTA BARBARA Outstanding 2 story duplex in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara w/ 3 car garage. Perfect for a large family or great income potential! Peabody school.

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2280 BELLA VISTA DRIVE

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435 E. VALERIO STREET

836 CAMINO EL CARRIZO

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362 POR LA MAR CIRCLE

1715 THOMAS AVENUE

430 DE LA VINA STREET

724 CALLE DE LOS AMIGOS

911 SAN PASCUAL STREET

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625 N. ALISOS STREET

1222 CARPINTERIA ST. #C

424 COMMERCE COURT

237 NORTH D STREET

118 SOUTH J STREET

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NEW PRICE SANTA BARBARA Prime location! Spanish style w/ Riviera views,tile floors. Fully fenced w/ private backyard.

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Santa Barbara Independent, 01/16/14